Floral cast offs are always welcome here!
Overnight last Thursday, Friday and Saturday we had below freezing temperatures and woke to frosty white lawns and leaves, not to mention petals on the remaining garden flowers. It’s much warmer this week but the damage has been done, and although Calendula and Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) have held their own, the Zinnias, Salvia, strawflowers and Dahlias […]
It’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada; we had friends for turkey dinner yesterday, with all the traditional fixings and a vase of cut, end of season, flowers fresh from the garden. You know it’s end of the season because zinnias aren’t looking that great while dahlias are looking better than ever. As part of Cathy’s […]
Repurposed containers make great vases for this week’s cut flowers.
Bright pink and fluorescent orange are the non-complimentary colours in today’s vase of cut flowers.
White Cleome sits pretty in today’s vase of cut flowers.
The very photogenic strawflower has a vase to itself this week.
Gladiolas and Tithonia from the cutting garden, plus a few other flowers, in these two mid-summer vases.
Two springs ago I planted five ‘Tinilco’ Asiatic lilies and boy, did they ever come up beautifully this year! I was all set to enjoy a few weeks of their deep maroon loveliness but the gardening gods had other plans – almost all the buds were nipped off, some just a day before opening, others […]
I placed a stool on our back porch a few weeks ago, wanting somewhere to put a glass of water or sandwich when I’m sitting in the comfy chair, resting between gardening chores. It’s also the perfect spot for a blowsy, informal vase of flowers. I’m just rambling around this morning, watering where needed (ie […]