Flowers

Dahlias - a box of bulbs was anonymously left at my bad gate

Dahlias – a box of bulbs was anonymously left at my back gate

One of the great pleasures of having a flourishing garden is being able to regularly pick bunches of flowers for inside. It means I can enjoy aspects of the garden just as much when I am in the Convent – but without the guilt of feeling I’ve stripped the garden of its beauty.

Fresh flowers are such a treat and every few days I freshen up a few vases. I’m not quite at the picking baskets of flowers stage, and some of my vases are small, but it still seems a luxury and pleasure.

There are always some roses to pick. These are my signature Good Samaritans

There are always some roses to pick. These are my signature Good Samaritans

Once the roses are established, they should contribute generously, although I haven’t planted specific cut rose varieties. The dahlia’s are a delight and picking them just encourages more flowers.

The Lisianthas have been a surprise and delight as a change

The Lisianthas have been a surprise and delight as a change

It also highlights the garden changes during the seasons as I’ve moved from the agapanthas to the Tansy in one bed, now roses and dahlias, with the bulbs providing a totally different opportunity.

One of the side benefits is the excuse to collect some lovely vases for displaying the arrangements (not that I can “arrange”)!

The Cosmos provide many flowers

The Cosmos provide many flowers

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