Congratulations are in order for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for reaching the one year milestone of her weekly “In a Vase on Monday” meme. Each week for the last 52 she’s been encouraging people to fill a vase with whatever strikes their fancy in the garden or in the local meadows and woods. I’m always amazed by the creativity and depth of the creations, and although my own contributions never manage to get outside the ‘pluck and plunk’ category they’re always well received and the whole process is fun. This week I’m joining in again and just in time too. The last of the autumn flowers are limping into winter, and the weather forecast doesn’t look good for them this weekend.
Three of the latest chrysanthemums are still hanging on; an unknown white which has been blushed pink by the cold nights, the spooned frosty violet flowers of “Carousel”, and the neat pink pom-poms of a self seeded volunteer. It’s nice to still having some flowers out there even after the trees have lost their leaves and most other perennials have died back.
There’s nothing fancy about the vase, again it’s just my favorite flowers in a simple clear glass.
This might be the last flower filled vase of my gardening year, but it’s the first for Cathy’s 2014/15 season. Congratulations!