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Monday, 26 October 2020

IAVOM ~ Recycled

 

The last day or two have been decidedly autumnal and in the case of Saturday extremely wet. Gardening activities were restricted to mainly greenhouse activities where I have been pricking out some of the hardy annuals - calendula and scabious to date. They have mainly gone into three inch pots which I never have enough of. Hopefully more trays will be pricked out during the week to come along with more bulb planting. Today started with torrential rain and a Zoom committee meeting but there has been a let up in the weather this afternoon to enable to pick some flowers and to have enough light to take a photo.

Today's 'In A Vase On Monday' is a recycling job :
  • The grass is the same one that I used in last week's vase and is panicum  capillare 'Sparking Fountain'. I performed some cosmetic surgery and peeled off the outer leaves which were looking rather tatty.
  • To the grass I've added some rudbeckia hirta 'Sahara' which I've used before in vases this year. The plants started to flower back in July so certainly deserving of the label of a 'good doer'. They have become a firm favourite with me and I can't sing their praises high enough. I plan to start some off again early in the year in the heated propagator but will also leave this year's plants in the ground to see if they come through the winter.
The vase is also recycled as it' the same milk bottle vase I used last week although of course it was emptied and filled with fresh water to start anew.

Thanks as always to our hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for the inspiration and platform to make time to gather a vase together at the start of each week.

12 comments:

  1. Well done with your hardy annual efforts, Anna, something I have not done any of this autumn and it is perhaps too late to do so. Your vase reminds me why I was delighted to have some R Sahara, and why I was equally disappointed I forgot to sow them!! Is the green bloom a Sahara too, an immature one perhaps? They look so lovely with the grass

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    1. I imagine that it's probably too late Cathy but maybe a small scale experiment would not go amiss. I will remind you to sow them next year πŸ˜„ The two green flowers are actually just about to open up to a soft yellow shade.

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  2. Those rudbeckias are just the colour for autumn.

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    1. They are indeed a lovely autumnal shade Sue but just as attractive in the summer πŸ˜„

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  3. Much as I love that Rudbeckia, Anna, I'm even more captivated by the grass, which adds vibrancy to the mix. I cut my Rudbeckia back and have been hoping for some fresh blooms but it may be too late in the season for that, even in this climate.

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  4. Yes the grass is most appealing too Kris. Here there are still unopened flowers on the plants but they will no doubt soon be knocked back by frost. I've read that deadheading them promotes more in the way of flowers.

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  5. How forward looking of you Anna, you are well prepared for 2021! I like that you have reused good plant material.

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    1. I don't know about being well prepared Noelle but I'm making a determined effort to get ahead of the game to avoid frantic seed sowing in March πŸ˜„

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  6. Sahara is so pretty and one day I will try and grow it too. The green buds are lovely too. :-)

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    1. Oh do give 'Sahara' a whirl Cathy πŸ˜„ I think that it would be an excellent companion for many of the plants you grow.

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  7. I have definitely fallen in love with this Rudbeckia and will try to find it. I wonder if it's as attractive to bees as the others seeing that it's double? Thanks for your kind comment, Anna, means a lot to me. Take care xx

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  8. I've never noticed bees on them Annette but not surprising given its form. Having said that I already grow many bee magnets that I can forgive it one fault and still include it in the garden πŸ˜„I do hope that you are feeling brighter as the week has gone on xxx

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