I actually planned my vase this week, but I didn’t follow the plan, and then my next plan didn’t work out. I was going to make a vase with Magnolia grandiflora. The big white blossoms have been catching my attention with their lemony exotic scent as I’ve walked past. And then I discovered that the first of the Acidantheras were flowering. I’ve been waiting for these for ages. AKA Gladiolus callianthus or Gladiolus murialae these are related to Gladiolus but scented and triangular with a dark purple throat. Continue reading “In a Vase on Monday – all sorts”
My first gladiolus, quite a bit more salmon coloured than I was expecting, but still pretty. It just goes to show, flowers look different in different places, in bud, and open.
My Mom arrives from Canada in a day or so, so I have collected lots of flowers for her arrival – Dahlias because she loves them, Sweet Peas because they need to be picked and enjoyed, and Hydrangeas because I couldn’t resist them.
The first day back at work after the holiday, always a slight shock. I carefully picked all the sweet peas before I left so that they will make more while I am away. I’ve included silver and gold coins for a prosperous New Year, with the Endeavour on top.
Abundance – lots of flowers, lots of bees and other insects, caterpillars, sun and rain. It’s been a wonderful start to summer, mostly sunny but with almost 2 inches of rain in the last week bringing the corn up and another flush of flowers on the peas.