Joining in with Cathy’s meme In a Vase on Monday, over at Rambling in the Garden
Cee’s Flower of the Day
I’ll be going to Chelsea Flower Show with my sister again this year, I was just looking at their website to see information about this year’s gardens and – there we are! On the 2017 RHS Chelsea website!
We were on the ‘Chive’ stand, I do like their vases. I have a couple of square ones which have featured in IAVOM before, here and here in July 2016and a Giraffe vase, yet to make it’s debut.
We were chosen for the photograph because of our colourful attire – see, we fit right in – and because we looked like we were having fun – we were!
We were told by the photographer that we might be in this year’s catalogue, but I never thought we would end up on the website – twice!
We’re thinking of wearing the same things this year.
Each Monday Cathy invites us to find something from our gardens to pop in a Vase.
Her vase this week has inspired this post as she used some old glass inkwells.
The bottles in my photograph were found in a bank by my house circa 1974. I had masses more but have gradually downsized the collection with each successive house move.
The ‘vase’ contains hellebores that grow in my roadside border under an espalier pear tree; a variegated arum leaf and some twigs from a pretty little hebe given to me by a neighbour
The bottles sit on a shelf in my bedroom that was in dire need of dusting and sorting out – a perfect candidate for the 17 for 2017 List in which my target is:
“13 – drawers, cupboards, shelves or boxes sorted out.”
The bedroom was created in the roof space
I wanted the sides to be left open to give a greater feeling of space
I had such a battle with the builders to keep this space open. I really like the way it gives the room size, and provides a place to keep the things I love having around me. Like a mini art gallery space. The photos below are looking one way then the other – you can see it had become a bit jumbled.
When the shelf was cleared there were pale marks where items had been
What to do?
Turn to Permaculture : “THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION”
The problem is the effect of light, the solution: make use of this with some leaf shapes cut out of paper.
Maple Leaf shape.
Each time I clear the shelf I will move the leaf shapes and gradually I will have a pattern of various shades of wood – eventually it will look like the dappled light through a maple tree – well that’s the plan anyway.
Also joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day