It's a very cold Monday here, -2°C this morning; time to look out the winter vests! Being below freezing does mean that the nasturtiums have been damaged beyond recovery so they will have to come out. Shame, I'll miss all those lovely oranges, reds and yellow flowers. However, apart from the leaves on the trees which are looking fabulous, there is still a surprising amount of purples, mauves and lilacs dotted around: I'm thinking of it as the garden's purple phase, hence the title of this post. And that brings me to today's vase for Cathy's meme, In A Vase On Monday at Rambling In The Garden
As the flowers all had short stems, I tied them into a posy and trimmed the stems even more before popping them into the small silver julep vase which I thought was the perfect container for all those purples.
This could be the last of the summer flowers although there are still a few roses lingering despite the cooler temperatures. .I'm not too disheartened because there are lots of evergreens and berried twigs just waiting to be foraged over winter. Listen to me! In past years I would have been buying flowers through the winter months but because of Cathy's encouraging meme I now look at my garden with an eye to what will make a lovely vase even in winter. However, Cathy's talent for finding props and using great titles hasn't rubbed off on me yet!