One of the first things I used to do on arrival at the house was to go into the garden and pick a few stems to put into a vase; to bring the outside in. I’ve got rather out of the habit of doing that since I became resident. Its about time that changed. The weather at the moment is challenging. Aquitaine (land of water) … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
These are in a vase on our dining table today: I can understand you might look twice, trying to work out what they are. I’ll tell you: they are peonies after all the petals have fallen. What was left as the petals began to fall was so beautiful that we decided to keep them for a few more days to enjoy the architectural form. This … Continue reading In a vase on Monday : peonies from France to West Sussex #IAVOM
#IAVOM – In A Vase on Monday – is a great idea which I’ve used a few times. You pick some flowers from your garden, arrange them, photograph them, and then write about them. I’ve cheated once or twice using bought flowers, mainly because the opportunity to use garden flowers for me is limited, and until recently my time has been very limited too. Its … Continue reading #IAVOM – almost 5 months later!
I’m off to the French house today for three nights. It’s a flying visit partly because I haven’t been there since the end of August, a longer gap than usual because my husband had an operation, and partly to meet with various builders to finally sign off on the major works earlier in the year. Oh, and there’s the small matter of a hair appointment … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday #IAVOM Sussex
The garden is in a phase where there aren’t many flowers. At least that’s what I thought until I decided to walk around with a flower bucket in one hand and a pair of secateurs in the other. And I was pleasantly surprised. Here is this week’s #IAVOM, all picked from the garden. Keep reading for some identification and explanation. Here’s another couple of views … Continue reading In a vase on Monday – from the French garden
Am I cheating if I share some vases from a couple of weeks ago? We are at the French house for a quick and cheeky last-minute weekend, returning to the UK tomorrow, so if I pick some flowers/grasses from the garden today they will go onto the compost heap tomorrow. And that seems like rather a waste. A couple of weeks ago, here in France, … Continue reading In a French vase on Monday
For more years (decades even) than I now care to remember I lived in a house with a hot, dry front garden. I’ve always loved colour and flowers so used to bed it out, changing the planting at least twice a year. Winter and spring always included tulips, usually in rich and vibrant colour combinations. To complement the tulips wallflowers also usually featured. I’ve always … Continue reading In a vibrant vase on Monday
i hope I’m not committing a dreadful faux pas with this post. Karen Gimson at The Bramble Garden, a blog I follow, posts #IAVOM, a record of a vase of flowers, each week. I like the idea and have decided to try and do the same (assuming – and hoping – I’m not called to task for plagiarism). I hope it’s a social media movement … Continue reading In a vase on Monday