Hello there! I am so looking forward to this week’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme! My weekend included one whole entire day that had no scheduled activities. woohoo! That meant garden time for me. To top off that great schedule, the weather was incredible on Saturday; very mild and beautifully sunny!
I worked until I was physically exhausted and could do no more. There is always so much to do in a garden! I would not call it work though because I enjoy all of it. But it certainly does take time and effort. Lots of effort.
After my hard working day, I was so happy to take some time and gather flowers. At that stage though, I had to move quickly to catch the setting sun in my pictures. My collection includes Hesperantha, Erysimum Bowles’ Mauve, Geranium, and Knautia Macedonica ‘Red Knight’.
I grouped the erysimum bowles’ Mauve all together. The individual flowers were rather wimpy looking on their own. The group of them look almost substantial!
The geranium are two lovely shades. We were scheduled to have a very hard frost on Saturday night (which we did have), so there days are seriously numbered. They are from last year, though, so they have had a great long life.
I just love the evening sunlight…
This cute little arrangement fits nicely on our kitchen table. I don’t have any pictures of that to show you, ’cause my kitchen is a bit of a disaster at the moment 😉
The vase I bought at a charity shop in Switzerland 18 years ago. It is a very simple piece of pottery. I last used it to hold an arrangement of barley, with the raffia tied in front. It was for a special friend who really appreciated it. But when she was done with it, she gave me back the little vase. So now I have it with memories of my friend too.
Remember, you can see other “In a Vase on Monday” posts at: Cathy’s blog http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com .
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Have a good week!