Monday, 22 July 2019

In A Vase On Monday - To The Rescue

Hello Everyone

It's blowing a hoolie here today and because of that I couldn't take my usual gentle ramble round the garden looking for suitable materials for today's In A Vase. Instead, it was a mad dash to the rescue for anything tall that was taking a battering. So here, especially for Cathy's meme over on Rambling In The Garden, is this week's arrangement..
The hollyhocks, Alcea 'Halo' and Buddleja davidii were most in need of rescuing. Left to the gale I feel sure they would, by the end of the day, be completely horizontal.
It's not too obvious but the flowers of this hollyhock has a central halo of darker colour, hence it's name. We did have several other plants with different coloured flowers but they haven't made it this year. I suspect over-enthusiastic hoeing is at the root of the problem. The buddleja began life as a self-seeded rogue plant. I dug it up and moved it to under a fir tree where the conditions are so dry very little will grow. Of course, the buddleja is flourishing - these plants take root in the most unlikely places. The parent plant could be the one that is growing under the rowan tree in a quiet corner of the front garden.

It is so windy here, and the arrangement is so tall, there was no hope of photographing the arrangement outside on the wall as usual, which is why today's setting is our dining room.

Linking this post to Cathy's meme In A Vase On Monday on Rambling in the Garden and joining with many others who share whatever they have found to put in a vase this week. If you have filled a vase today I'm sure you would be very welcome to join in too.


Kris Peterson said...

Sometimes those mad dashes through the garden make the best arrangements, Elizabeth. There's no time for second-guessing or (in my case) overdoing things by cramming too much into a vase. Blue and yellow always makes a tasteful mix. I wish a could grow hollyhock but it's an absolute magnet for rush here.

Sandra H said...

So pretty

cuilliesocks said...

Such a beautiful arrangement Elizabeth.
Well it is so hot here today, I feel as if I'm in Spain or somewhere like, hate to complain though lol, Kate x