It’s Labour Day here in Canada – making this a lovely last long weekend of the summer, traditionally (but not this year) the day before school starts again. And it’s raining. That’s a good thing! What’s also a good thing is that I snipped some flowers for today’s vase yesterday, when it truly was a gorgeous sunny warm day.
I thought I’d try to use a different container this week – this greenish swan that has a cavity (purpose unbeknown) inside the wings. It’s one of four swans we have, they’re very much like Blue Mountain Pottery – a ceramic that one’s grandmother used to collect in the last half of the last century – although there is no stamp on the bottom, so likely a knock off.
I also thought I’d fill it, with the help of a small metal frog, with some herbs that are still flowering in the garden: lemon thyme, oregano, German chamomile, basil and of course, garlic chives, currently a huge favourite of the bees producing honey in our back field hives. To set off all these white flowers I added a bit off the tip of a Hyacinth bean vine. I just can’t get over how deep purple these seed pods are!
Best wishes to everyone also enjoying a long weekend, but even more to those who aren’t 🙂 And, many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting IAVOM and giving gardeners around the world an opportunity to share their flower designs. Stay safe.