This morning, on my dog walk, I was admiring the beautiful red stems being revealed on the lime trees as the leaves fall, so I snapped off a few (don’t panic, they flail them every year anyway, so I am just ahead of the game). I thought that they would start the basis of my annual winter twig vase.
Then I read Cathy’s (at Rambling in the Garden) post, celebrating 5 years of IAVOM this week, with the challenge of NOT using a vase. So, bringing together the idea of local hedges currently full of trapped fallen leaves (admittedly skewered on brambles or blackthorn) and those lovely glossy red Tilia branches, I decided to try a bit of ephemeral landart.
With the sun already set and the light failing as I ran around the garden collecting autumn leaves I am afraid this week’s NOT.vase is a concept exercise rather than work of art. Apologies.
However, as I stabbed the coloured leaves with the terminal buds and slid them down to catch on big buds at the leaf axils, I decided that the idea has possibilities.
So I present ‘Autumn leaf kebab’ (and I’ll try to do better next time):
Congratulations Cathy and thanks for promoting such successful floral inspiration each and every week. Well done! Don’t forget to pop over to Cathy’s blog to check out an fantastic array of NOT.vases.