This is undoubtedly my favourite time of year. I love all seasons and most weathers but it is the simple living that I adore in summertime. And now the exams are over and the allotment is in full swing, just the butternut and blue kuri squashes to go in today from a 17 May sowing, I can relax and enjoy the season.
And what better way to enjoy summer than to have a jug or two of home-grown flowers on the kitchen table. I am so thankful to Cathy at Rambling in the garden for making In a vase on Monday such a fun and welcoming meme to join in and it is so pleasurable and indeed educational to see what other bloggers around the world are growing and picking for their vases.
I picked Nigella and rose (Fragrant Cloud) yesterday evening when I went to the allotment for salad and strawberries for dinner. I resisted picking asparagus as I think it is time to allow it to shoot to feed the roots for next year. The fern and Alchemilla mollis are from last week’s vase which looked pretty good all week and I picked one new stem of the most beautiful violet-blue geranium. I have this in clumps all around the garden and it is one of the my favourite June flowers.
No arranging, it’s summertime and the living is easy.
Next week I will make more effort. In my head I’m planning a rose and peony and clematis bouquet, but it may just be a jug of cornflowers.
In the meantime I am hopping over to Cathy’s to see what she has put together today.