It’s cold and miserable outside and gradually it’s become wet as well. I’ve been cutting down sunflowers that were growing along the fence around the vegetable garden. Their heads have fed the birds and were beginning to go mouldy. I was hastily planting some sale bulbs (as most gardeners do at this time of year!), when I realised that there were actually some fresh-looking, small sunflowers growing through the holly canopy behind me.
That started today’s gathering of flowers. I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme. Use the link to check out other vases, including some nice ikebana work, some spectacular nerines and some gorgeous camellia.
Some of my flowers are a little moth-eaten, so look kindly and not too closely at them. It is the end of November after all and they have held out against frosts, wind and buckets of rain!
I titled the post ‘Bushy Tails’, because Salvia ‘Amistad’ flower spikes always make me think of tails. And I’ve shoe-horned a cute fox into the picture as I made it at the weekend to decorate my son’s birthday cake. Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose! I realise that there is no similarity in colour between fox and salvia, but I did find some hyssop (Kudos Gold) and calibrachoa (Apricot Punch) to tie things together, hurrah.
There are also a couple of wind-burnt flowers of my favourite ‘Cherry Brandy’ rubeckia and a couple of blooms of slightly frosted (and therefore darkened) lychnis coronaria.
Have a good week!