Monday, 23 November 2015

In A Vase On Monday - Enjoying the last Pink Blooms

Afternoon Everyone

I nipped out during a dryish spell today and picked what I could find that still had colour to create an arrangement for Cathy’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme at Rambling in the Garden.
Last Monday I was bemoaning the fact that there was not one pink flower to be seen in the garden and just a few days later there they were, a few pink blooms, the rose, Happy Retirement, and snapdragon, antirrhinum Tall Mixed. Of course, I just had to pick them for this week's vase, which has a very pretty relief pattern of pink and white flowers. I've had it so long, over twenty-five years, that I've forgotten where it came from!
This pretty rose was planted only this summer in the round bed in the front garden which is more sheltered, which may explain why it is still flowering. The red roses are a mix of Pride of England and Anniversary - another first year bloomer.
This peachy orange rose, Simply The Best, doesn't want to stop flowering this year, though I think the snow and ice forecast will soon put paid to that.
And hiding down at the end of the long border, I only just spotted, and snapped up, this one penstemon, Tubular Bells Wine Red, in flower. The foliage in this arrangement is euonymous Emerald Gaiety and a variegated ivy, helix Silver.
As usual, many thanks to our host, Cathy for encouraging us to forage from our gardens in order to create arrangements to enjoy in our homes - not just in summer but all year round. Do pop over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week and feel free too to join in, sharing your own weekly vase with a link to Cathy’s blog.

10 comments:

Donna said...

My goodness look at all you found...snapdragons still...wow. Love them with the roses!!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Elizabeth are your flowers x

Eliza Waters said...

The roses and snaps are scrumptious - so lovely!

ramblinginthegarden said...

What a lovely rosy pink vase Elizabeth - and isn't it lovely to find things still blooming at this time of year? There were some penstemon blooms here before we went away but I forgot to check whether they were still hanging on when I rambled this afternoon.

wordsandherbs said...

The roses and snapdragons look gorgeous together - all that fantastic colour! Love it!

Stasher said...

Such a lovely collection of your roses, plus the extras. I am starting to make a list of roses which perform well later in the year, and yours will be added to it.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful blooms Elizabeth and a wonderful arrangement too, Kate x

Kris Peterson said...

Lovely flowers, Elizabeth. I'm glad you could rescue them before the weather took them out.

Hannah said...

Your roses are so pretty, it's so nice they are still blooming in their first year. I'm impressed with the Snapdragons I see in yours and other peoples' vases so I'm going to grow some next year. Your arrangement is lovely, and goes well with the cute little vase. I can't remember where some of mine come from either, Elizabeth.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful collection there Elizabeth well done! Shaz.x
...cant beat a rose for a flower can you :D