Monday, 14 November 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ "Singing In The Rain"


It was one of those mornings where there was a constant background noise of dripping outside. There was evidence of rain in the night which then returned on and off. Fortunately it was just in slight drizzle form so it didn't stop me from completing the task in hand. I have been tidying up my potted collection of named snowdrops and getting them back into some semblance of alphabetical order. I'm sure that they play musical snowdrops when my back is turned. It brightened up as the day went on so much so that there were some patches of blue sky and a hint of weak sunshine. The dripping noise gave way to the gentle flutter of yet more descending leaves. Job done I turned my thoughts as to what I could pick for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'.

I didn't have to think for long. These chrysanthemums have been strutting their stuff for a couple of weeks or so now. The plant was gift from a fellow allotment plot neighbour, who is also the most talented of cake makers and just as generous with cake gifts as with plant gifts. Earlier in the year he persuaded me to take a cutting of what he thought was a creamy coloured chrysanthemum! Obviously a case of mistaken identity. It's not a colour that I would have chosen myself but these very yellow flowers have certainly been sparkling on dull November days. I'm not sure whether this particular chrysanthemum is hardy but if it comes through the winter it will make the journey from my cold frame to the allotment.

The vase in the shape of a milk jug was another charity shop find. It's probably difficult to see as the photo was taken in fading light but it is decorated with a seasonal band of oak leaves and acorns.

Thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for adding song and sparkle to Mondays.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely Anna. I think chrysanthemums are fabulous for this time of the year. I wonder which that one is?

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    1. Thanks Chloris. Although it came with a label it is an imposter :)

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  2. The mums are bright and cheerful! As to the rain, I am SO envious!

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    1. Wish that I could pass on some your way Kris xxx

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  3. That colour is sunshine on a rainy day Anna! I am not keen on Chrysanths, but would certainly bring these in for a vase in November!

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    1. I've not been a huge fan either Cathy but think that I could become a convert :)

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  4. Such a splash of colour on a dreary day, mine are mostly still in bud - a gorgeous claret colour, wish it would hurry up and bloom before the weather turn.

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    1. Oh your chrysanth sounds rather delicious Elaine - I hope that it got there before the frosts.

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  5. Alphabetical ordering of your snowdrops...?! A tad OCD perhaps? ;) (only teasing!)But today's vase - crikey, they ain't half yellow!! Whatever we think of chrysanths they will certainly add brightness to your gloomy wet day - and I like the idea of the acorns and oak leaves on the jug. Well found, that woman!

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    1. Your comment made me smile Cathy. The alphabetical ordering was done to help it make easier for me to see what spares I have for certain snowdroppy friends - say no more :)

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  6. I am a huge fan of chrysanthemums Anna - what else can pack so much punch in gloomy November. I have done quite well with moving mine outside after they flower in the greenhouse, but the flowers tend to be smaller, flower slightly earlier and they suffer from weather damage. On the whole I find growing them in a protected position is the best way to enjoy lovely blooms.

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    1. I wish I had a big enough greenhouse to contemplate doing that Julie but thanks for the tip about growing them is a protected spot. I will bear it in mind if I add to their numbers in the future :)

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment Summer. It's much appreciated :)

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  8. It's definitely chrysanthemum time isn't it?

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    1. Thanks Sue. They were certainly enjoying their day :)

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  9. Perfect to cheer up a November day!

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    1. And that really takes some doing so they deserve a star. Thanks for your visit and comment Alison.

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