This springtime we were far more focused on getting jobs done in the house...so it was an easy solution to grab a couple of modules of small plants...the ones that come in eight with a little handle on the top. I planted the little annual asters out into larger pots to bring them on, and prepared a narrow border along the drive, digging in some compost and giving the ground a dressing of fish blood and bone. The ground sighed with relief: I felt that this was the first time it had had some TLC in many years.
The plants grew stronger, and were finally planted out Mid May. They are now coming into bloom. Its the first time I have grown annual asters...here is my vase of the first blooms. The vase is cloisonne, and the embroidered mat is from Madagascar...both collected by my mother on her travels. When I was choosing where to pose the flowers I remembered my mother saying flowers are 'doubly beautiful' in front of a mirror.
With heavy showers, I have been nipping out to cut blooms, and rather than have them rain stained, I have been giving bunches to neighbours. Down out little cul de sac...there are several of these in Vases this week!
Instead of pink, Cathy is celebrating the golden sunshine with her selection this week. So do and catch a glimpse of the wide ranging blooms she has this week, and also those of others who link into IAVOM.