I’ve had such a ball since I started using WordPress in February and enjoy following numerous excellent gardening blogs. I always admire the weekly creative floral arrangements shared through Cathy’s ‘In a vase on Monday’ Meme.
I’ve not contributed, partly because Mondays is a work day and partly because I am more of a ‘bunch of wayside flowers or twigs in a tin’ type of person. Today’s no different really. This post is very late.
The greenery is a conifer branch that I found on the ground last week and brought it home because I thought it might make part of a Christmas decoration. The flowers I am using are not exactly fresh from the garden, but when I re-discovered them in the back cupboard earlier today, they were so cheerful (on yet another miserable, wet day) that I thought I would air them and share them. I found them hanging upside down in the fuse cupboard when I was looking for some string. Yes, they are everlasting flowers, helichrysum (xerochrysum now) that I’d saved when I pulled the fading plants from the borders. They were really beyond their best picking time, but I thought it was still worth a try drying them and now I am glad that I did.
So here is the first (and last) vase that I’ve shared this year:
I hope that they brighten your day.