I've been posting pictures of the flowers from my garden for quite some time now, but if we are speaking strictly of In a Vase on Monday, this is my 21st week....Cathy must have posted over 100! She is taking stock this week! I love the clever titles Cathy comes up with, her montages, her props, and of course the material she chooses from the garden.
For my tricks this week...I present you with a vase which looks like it could have been picked in May, but I promise you, I went out this morning, in heavy wind and poor light at 9:30 am to pick these. The Tiarella Spring Symphony caught my eye whilst I picked a couple of springs of Rosa Open Arms..then a snip here and a snip there, some Astrantia Major Sunningdale variegated, Lysimachia clethroides, and blue Centaurea Major, leaves from a cyclamen and a little posy was constructed from a fairly desolatory looking garden.
However this is a 'celebration' and two years deserves a more fitting arrangement...so up my ladder I went, and picked some of the blooms on the Etoile de Hollande Climbing rose, and just to prove this is not an 'archive' picture, paired it up with some variegated holly. This rose performs so admirably in this garden...I have even picked blooms for Christmas! However by Christmas all the red berries on the holy will have been eaten by the birds.
Well done Cathy, how many hits have you had as a result of this Meme, since it started? Whatever the number, just think of the number of people who have been delighted by it. Many thanks.