There were some missing pieces.
Rambling in the Garden you may ask? Well, a basket arrived on the back steps the other day which immediately went into a box to donate to charity. On my way out the door, I grabbed it thinking that it would be perfect to hold cuttings while out hunting for IAVOM. There's not a lot blooming in my garden right now that's vase worthy. However, the hydrangeas are taking on those lovely muted tones and cried out to be brought inside to be dried so the found basket got filled with them.
I had in mind a couple of thrift store vase find vases for them but the stems were a bit short and kept flopping out of both of these.
The smart answer would be to wire these short stems to bamboo sticks so that they'd stand in the vase.
Too lazy. Besides, it's Labor Day so the hydrangeas decided that they'd be just as happy and beautiful staying in the cutting basket.
Happy Labor Day and unofficial end of summer. (Yes, summer continues until the autumnal equinox but the media is all abuzz with end of summer talk and we all know that summer fashion is now over and, unless you're Coco Chanel, white clothes vorboten until Memorial day.)