On Wednesdays, after school, I take my granddaughter Miss E to her Gym Class. In the winter I am happy to sit for the two hours with crochet and a flask of tea, listening to podcasts on my iPad, but yesterday was such a lovely evening, I dropped her off and drove on for about 10 minutes and went for a walk.
Is this a Six Spot Burnet moth?
Joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
These lovely narcissi smell of spring. My daughter’s new home was once a Market Garden and the house sits amidst a field of these gorgeously uplifting bright blooms.
She is currently looking at how she might sell some of the flowers and/or the bulbs, so any hints and tips you might have would be gratefully received.
I have put them with cerinthe from my own garden, which seeded itself last year and survived the winter.
They sit in a metal jug which was made in Yugoslavia and bought for me by my Mum from a market stall. The crocheted pansy doily was made by my step-grandmother who I adored – she taught me many handicrafts including Hardanger embroidery. You can see the culmination of a wonderful Sew-Along over on Kathy’s blog – so pretty.
I am joining in with Rambling in the Garden’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme.
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
I just had to add this from my garden just now
Amelanchier against a blue sky – Sprinnnnggggggg!
Hellebore and Hebe in a Lost Garden.
This little hebe is the star of the show in my garden at the moment, I just love it’s pink tips.
The hellebore sits in one of last year’s blackbird’s nest found in the loganberry which is trained against a wooden fence.
The crochet mandala is a pattern by Helen Shrimpton, called Lost Garden and inspired by the Lost Gardens of Helligan. It will be a blanket.
I had a play with the photo to create a more vintage look
Which do you prefer?
Do you think either would make a good greetings card?
Pop along over to Cathy’s Garden blog and see what gardeners all over the world are putting in a Vase this Monday.
I’m adding a close up for Cee’s Flower of the Day
Posted in art from natural objects, Crochet, garden, mandalas, Vase on Monday
Tagged birds nest, Cee's flower of the day, crochet, hebe, Helen Shrimpton pattern, hellebore, Lost Garden, mandala
Brigthening up the grey December days, these are flowers from the pelargoniums I brought in from the garden at the end of October. They are flowering again.
They sit colourfully in the vase with Euonymous.
The backdrop is my current crochet work-in-progress. The Amanzi throw by Jen Tyler.
Worked in Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook.
Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
and Cee’s FOTD
My son-in-law was helping with a house clearance this week and he rescued this vase for me, isn’t that lovely of him!!! And my daughter said – “a Vase for Monday!”
I immediately thought the vase had a Kahloesque look about it. You might already know I am a big fan of Frida!
An opportunity to get those candles out again.
Does anyone know what the mauve flowers are – they seed themselves freely around the garden?
I am thoroughy enjoying the heady scented mix of honeysuckle and philadelphus.
And philadelphus is my entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
There is a Frida Kahlo exhibition on at the V and A at the moment – I hope to go and see it, but it is hard to think of getting on a train and travelling to London whilst we are enjoying such glorious sunny weather.
Do you have anything to pop in a vase this Monday – if so do join in with Cathy over at Rambling in the Garden – such a fun gathering of gardeners.
I must just share another beauty of a sunset we had last night
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Tagged candles, Cee's flower of the day, flower arranging, Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo candles, honeysuckle, In a Vase on Monday, Philadelphus, sunset, vase, Venus
The mystery flower from this month’s Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge is a Cactus flower. I have no idea of the name of the cactus – do you know?
It is not too late to enter the challenge – just add your flower photos to the comments in the post. You can see each Month’s prompt word here.
I am delighted with the flowers as for years this gifted cactus sat forlornly on a shelf sulking – then I discovered that it needed watering more often than I had been doing, feeding, and it needed a period of drought in the winter. Ta dah! Beautiful pink flowers!
Joining Cathy’s crew for In a Vase on Monday
Follow the link to see lots of beautiful vases from gardeners all over the world.
The giraffe with the fancy pink hardo of antirrhinum is a vase from Chive.
The Zebra, carrying forget-me-nots on its back is a little coffee cup I found in a charity shop.
The antirrihnum has been sitting in bud for months, waiting for the sunshine, in this south facing Veg Trug
and now it has burst forth into luscious blooms
Don’t you just love the complicated design of this playful snapdragon, it intrigues me and delights the children. They love to squeeze it’s cheeks so that it opens its dragony mouth and then snap it shut again.
Joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day.
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Tagged antirrhinum, Cee's flower of the day, epiphyllum, forget-me-nots, giraffe, giraffe vase, In a Vase on Monday, snapdragon, Veg Trug, zebra, zebra coffee cup, zebra vase