Blogs I Follow
- Once a designer...
- Going Batty in Wales
- alice fox
- The Shrub Queen
- Photographic Memories
- lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown
- Amanda Jones Crochet
- Ramblings From Jewels
- Creating my own garden of the Hesperides
- The Loopy Stitch
- Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
- The Dorset Rambler
- The Wee House Of Crochet
- Dorset Dawdlers
- The Crafty Therapist
- Morale Fiber
- Tea & Paper
- Julia's Creative Year
- Maria Clarke-Wilson
- The Contented Crafter
- Sewing Etc.
- Words and Herbs
- It's all in a Nutshell Crochet
- Notes From the Hinterland
- Eliza Waters
- Pink Cobwebs
- Buttercup and Bee
- the willow witch
- Life is too short to drink bad wine
- I Am Branching Out
- Well Hopper
- from sewing room to potting shed
- Barn House Garden
- T H I M B E R L I N A
- Postcard from Gibraltar
- An Artist's Journal
- KDD & co
- Petal & Pins
- The Green Dragonfly
- Murtagh's Meadow
- Beach Clean Art
Category Archives: gardenImage Image
Those little buds from my 11.11 vase have just decided to open.
Sometimes we push ourselves forward in the wrong season, we do not shine so brightly, we are much smaller than we could be, but still we insist on flowering.
Will they flower again in Spring, I wonder, or will they have exhausted themselves.
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday
It is Cathy’s 6th Anniversary of In a Vase on Monday!
Congratulations Cathy you have brought together some wonderful gardeners from all over the world. Warmest heartfelt thanks for the floral camaraderie and all the knowledge (and plants) shared.
Cathy has set us a challenge to celebrate with a miniature vase, but as you can see, I have not stuck to just one.
I have combined the meme with my birthday celebrations and here we have Hot Princess, and there is the rose on the left of her (corny I know, but hey it’s my birthday, I’m allowed!)
On the right are some anemone buds (!) and wallflowers (!) – what are they thinking?! They need to pipe down and wait til Spring.
And the dianthus continues to produce sweet pink buds, even if the flowers do get a little frosted.
All put together in a bit of a rush between birthday shinanigans, but I did not want to miss out on celebrating with Cathy. ❤
Despite the grey skies and the weeks of battering from wind and rain, there is still a lot of pink in my garden.
The Argyranthemums have formed huge clumps and have been flowering prolifically since May.
The self-seeded Antirrhinums have been a self-perpetuating surprising array of colours.
The red Achillea loves its new position in the new border.
The Kaffir Lilies have survived their many transplants.
The Phygelia stays in a raised bed waiting for a permanent position and seems to love it there, so perhaps it will have to stay where it is.
And my lovely rose, Hot Princess, after a promising Spring flush, sulked all Summer only to burst forth now in early Autumn – so I think she will still be flowering for my birthday, which is particularly apt as she was a birthday gift, last year, from NanaCathy. Thank you Cathy.
Joining Rambling in the Garden for the joy that is: In a Vase on Monday.