Yes there are two vases, simply because this is a 'use up'. The two Grace rose bushes were 'summer pruned' and the stems of flowers were languishing in a bucket overnight. Catching the early morning sunshine in the middle of the dining table, Grace's singular beauty could not be bettered with any additions.
Alongside the bucket of roses was another one with all the prunnings from Pelargonium Pink Capricorn which was threatening to grow well beyond a reasonable size.
This week our book club made up mainly of gardening lovers, which does not happen to be theme of our reading, but simply a group of friends who also happen to go to the same gardening club, are meeting up for the first time since the big P, in a beautiful garden. Our book this time has been The Glittering Hour' by Iona Grey.
Normally I like to read hard copies, but this time, I downloaded it to my phone. I had my little pad where I could write down the character names, and their links to one another: that is the way I have to read these days. It has been a lovely read, and would recommend it.
Cathy too has gone for a theme on the colour purple, which a range of magnificent blooms, and a playlist to get you singing for the rest of the day. Never heard of the Purple People Eater? Far too frightening for me before bedtime!