Monday, 14 September 2020

In A Vase On Monday - Roses, Asters & Herbs

 Hello Everyone

The weather here has been wet, very wet, for weeks. I exaggerate, of course, but it has certainly been more than a little damp here on the west coast of Scotland. And it's kept me out of the garden. My overgrown, weedy and messy garden. But it's not so bad today so I had a wee ramble round taking in just how much needs to be done, and to pick from the few flowers left of the summer blooms for Cathy's In A Vase On Monday. That's mainly the roses, herbs and a little clump of purple asters - the pink ones are yet to flower.

I chose these creamy yellow hybrid teas, Elina, because they are the perfect cut flowers
I've checked and double-checked my records but cannot find the name for the purple asters.  
All I can say is that it's a dwarf form of aster novae-angliae which performs well every year with not much help from me.

The herbs included are rosemary, chocolate mint and fennel. It wasn't until I cropped this shot that I spotted that there was a wee family of greenfly on the fennel. Where are the ladybirds when you need them! 

So that's what's in my vase today. Beautiful, apart from the greenfly, of course. Thanks for looking in and do pop over to Cathy's blog, Rambling In The Garden, to see the many lovely arrangements submitted for her meme, In A Vase On Monday


Kris Peterson said...

Lovely color combination and a beautiful rose!

the running wave said...

I really love your vase! It is just up my alley! Lovely colours and lots of different shapes and textures - and a very pretty vase too! Amanda

Cathy said...

The fennel and asters are great bed-fellows for the pretty roses, Elizabeth.It has been VERY wet at my Mum's too, so I can guess what it is like for you!

Eliza Waters said...

What a lovely rose, Elizabeth, and it pairs well with the purple asters. A nice end of summer bouquet!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful arrangement Elizabeth, the flowers are lovely, a gorgeous vase too,Kate x x

Sandra H said...

Wish l could pick flowers from my garden but it’s mostly Indian stone and a little grass no flowers other than what’s sitting in the pots and they are not as nice as yours so lovely to see them picked from your garden xx