I love Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. It’s such a fun, friendly meme, but sometimes I panic a little about the time I’m taking when I should be doing something else.
In future I’m going to gently remind myself of the point – to participate and get a lot of pleasure in recording something that was flowering in my garden on a particular day.
So today I present my blue Anemone de Caen (a mixture, rather than a named cultivar – I’ve picked only the blues), some Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ for foliage and a tiny touch of Brunnera ‘Langtrees’ (perhaps I should have added more?).
I put them in a little vase that I found at a vide grenier last summer. It instantly appealed, partly because I am trying to build up a collection of flowery things to sell through a business I have in mind for the future.
I’m finding the vase difficult to use – as with so many of my vases. It has a very narrow neck. There’s a longing for a big soup tureen type thingy, so that maybe I can get a bit more imaginative with my arrangements. Certainly I’ll need one of them for the roses, when they come. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled at the vide greniers this summer.
And, surprisingly, on the little vase is a blue flower shape that could almost be representing a stylised anemone!
Aren’t the patterns that an anemone flower makes just perfect?
See you later in the week, hopefully, for a closer look at the Bon Viveur’s massive new project.
Today I’m off to plant potatoes, following my Rustica magazine ‘Calendrier de Lune 2017’ – it’s a root day, with a full moon tomorrow. I’ve only been following this method for a short while, but my germination rates seem to have improved a little … Hmm, can astrology for plants really work?
Go over and see what the other Monday vasers are doing today at Cathy’s Rambling in the Garden.