In a Vase on Monday

And this week we have….

Roses! Woo hoo.

Although to be fair, this vase is one I mentioned I would do a long time ago; all the roses from the front garden.

I have no idea of their names, all I know is none of them are scented. And therefore pointless imo.
But I am loathe to remove them as I suspect they were planted a long time ago, possibly even when the house was built so potentially 80 years ago. But probably more like 20 years.

The bright orangey red rose is actually more of a scarlet red in real life, but the camera doesn’t seem to catch its true hue. Or perhaps my eyes/brain doesn’t catch its true shade and the camera is in fact the correct one. But if that’s the case then why is it not the same shade both in real life and on screen???

Then we’ll move onto the real feature for this week. I was only joking with the last vase.

Although, this too does have roses in it. I can’t help myself. Or perhaps it’s because there are so many blooms it seems a waste not to bring them in.

Please pop over to Cathy’s blog for more vase posts.

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All rights reserved. Content created by Liz for Gwirrel’s Garden

Copyright 2015 Liz.
All rights reserved. Content created by Liz for Gwirrel’s Garden

6 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday

    • Hi Donna,

      Astrantia does have a very long vase-life because they look fine dried too. Plus when you cut them it hopefully promotes a late flush – hasn’t worked for me for a few years now though.

    • Hi,

      Thanks very much. I do have a lot of roses… Most were not planted by me, but I have added a few myself – all scented and all very thorny.

  1. I love the black elderberry leaves with the shades of pink! I could do that since I have Roma astrantia and Black Lace elderberry, maybe with Gertrude Jekyll or Princess Alexandra of Kent roses . . . hmm, great idea.

    • Hi VW,

      I look forward to your arrangement, as I’m sure it’ll look much nicer than mine! The rose in this are actually Gertrude Jekyll (and the larger one is an unknown one from the front garden).
      I also have Princess Alexandra of Kent – but it’s planted at my parents’.

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