In a vase on a Monday- a working vase

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My vase from last week was ready for the compost today and I was ready for a new creation from my garden.  I can remember years ago in winter buying little posies of herbs sprinkled with flowers and wanted to create something like that today.

I decided it would be a working vase, a vase for the kitchen to pick from when needed.

  • Parsley
  • Basil heads
  • Sage
  • Corriander
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Jonquils
  • Apricot branches – fake willow

Thanks to Cathy for this great idea It is a challenge I am enjoying more each week.  To see what others have in their vases head over to rambling in the garden.

In a vase on a Monday – sweet jonquils

Each Monday, Cathy from Rambling in the garden invites us all to gather flowers and any other materials from our gardens and share them with each other.

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Jonquils are the first bulbs to flower in my garden they come up in early winter, I always feel excited when I see their green tips pushing up through the ground.  I think the single flower head guys have a fairly ordinary flower but make up for it with their perfume, I have had them inside for an hour and the whole back of the house is filled with their sweet perfume.

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I have teamed them up with some branches of Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ commonly known as Russian Sage.  A deciduous perennial  from the areas of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan which does well in dry areas.  The foliage and stems are silvery grey with violet flowers, as it’s at the end of it’s season it has a lovely silvery look with the dried tiny flower heads still attached.

I would love to see what you have found in your garden, head over to Cathy’s blog to see what others are sharing as well.


jelly beans

californian jelly beans

I am determined to have more poppies in my garden over the coming months and have started sowing their tiny seeds.  It does say to sow them direct, I can see why,  the Iceland seedlings are so small I’m not sure how I will get them out of the punnets.  That will be another post!

These seeds are available from Diggers.