In A Vase On Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click here to visit her blog and see her Monday Vase and links to those of other participating bloggers.
On Sunday, I got to spend the entire day in my garden. One might think that because a group is coming to tour in three weeks that I would use the time to make the space a bit more presentable but instead, decided to take on new projects like removing a thicket of holy, cutting down trees, and pulling and digging up inherited Vinca major which carpeted a steep slope. By the end of the day, my hands and most of the rest of my body hurt and I felt every year my age and then some! As twilight arrived I gathered a few flowers to throw into a vase but was really not in the mood.
Berberis 'Orange Rocket,' Alstroemeria, Eryngium 'Big Blue,' Phygelius 'Flop All Over Everything And Make the Gardener Crazy' and some bamboo found their way onto the table.
Oh and there was this bunch of fragrant Tagetes lemmonii.
The back table is crowded with plants waiting to go into the ground or pots and other stuff. This frog decided to help by choosing three vases
And we both got distracted by this cool Corymbia citriodora/Eucalyptus citriodora found at Jungle Fever a few weeks ago. Not hardy here, it'll have to live in a pot but the fragrance of the leaves is more than worth making space for it in the greenhouse in the winter. The leaves have a pleasant texture to them and the tag says that they can be used in the bath as a natural citrus scrub brush and in potpourri.
Here we have the first attempt joined by a potted tuberous begonia that was sitting on the table.
Frog doesn't think this will work t all.
Maybe consolidating it into one vase and changing the context would help. It's okay but try again.
This natural shelf in the contorted filbert could make anything look good - except this poor thing.
Maybe it's time to throw in the towel (or flowers in this case) and just give up. After all, last week's vase is still doing just fine.
However, the Eryngium got cut instead of being staked up with the rest of them and couldn't be wasted so this much simplaer group o flowers got thrown together to bring inside and enjoy.
What did you put in a vase today?