Monday, 24 September 2018

In A Vase On Monday - A Holiday Reminder

Hello Everyone,

It's been a while. A combination of holidays, in Wales, and illness have stopped me blogging but I'm recovering nicely now and happy to get back to normal. It's even longer since I shared the flowers from my garden for Cathy's In A Vase On Monday. Turns out I'm allergic, very allergic, to certain bug bites and there's been an awful lot of them biting me this very hot summer. I never thought I'd say this but I'm so glad summer is over this year. Anyway, here's my vase today.
The jug is a new one, a souvenir from Wales, and it called out for blue flowers but there's not many in bloom in the garden at this time ... except, that is, centaura montana which is enjoying a second mini flush after being chopped back a few weeks ago.
The dwarf aster nova-anglaie is more purple than blue, but there's plenty of it and it's tiny blooms are so cheerful I couldn't resist them.
We still have quite a few roses in flower including this cream coloured one, Elina. It's a shrub rose so I was able to cut a small spray which includes a couple of buds - hopefully they will open out to fill out the arrangement in the next few days.
Lastly, I couldn't resist cutting a few cosmos, Candy Stripe. The only flowers I successfully grew from seed this year and they have been a delight.
This sheep is another souvenir from Wales and a very appropriate one too. The cottage we stayed in was surrounded by fields of sheep - it was a truly idyllic location.

If you have enjoyed this post, and would like to see what others have in their vases today, do please pop over to Cathy's where there's plenty links to many more beautiful arrangements.

In the meantime, happy gardening.


Kris Peterson said...

Welcome back, Elizabeth! I'm sorry you've been ill but glad to hear that you're on the mend - the bug bite allergies sound nasty. Your vase is lovely and I'm especially envious of that delicious Centaurea.

Cathy said...

Ugh - no wonder you are glad summer is over, Elizabeth, and I do hope that the same thing will to recur every year. Glad you enjoyed your Welsh wek thohgh and what pretty souvenirs you have brought back. Centaurea is such a good 'do-er' and is easily removed if it gets ideas above its station - I don't often get late blooms but its good to see them when I do, as it is yours. It really makes for a very summery vase, with that perfect rose and the cosmos too. Thnaks for sharing and welcome back.

Sandra H said...

So pretty the smell must be so lovely x