Lately I've noticed some beautiful floral arrangements that various bloggers have created from the flowers growing in their gardens and then linking back to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden in order to share their arrangements for all to enjoy.
Cathy invites bloggers to fill a vase every Monday with what ever is blooming in their gardens. And a vase can be any container.
I thought it would be fun to join in today. However my flowers, especially the roses, have gone on vacation during these hot dry summer days.
However, I did find a few roses still in bloom, along with a few flowers that are roses in name only, to fill my rosa vase.
Portulaca, which also goes by the old fashioned name 'Moss Rose' is growing happily in the sun and heat. However the pretty little flowers were not quite so happy in my floral arrangement. I think they like the outside best.
|Portulaca 'Moss Rose'|
I remembered that 'Rose of Sharon' (Hybiscus syriacus) grows on the south facing fence where it's not always noticed. Although it had several buds, there were no flowers. But I did include some of the nice green foliage.
I enjoyed the challenge of filling my vase with flowers in the heat of August days. It was a fun little activity, and in addition I have some colorful flowers to brighten my Monday!
Portulaca 'Moss Rose', Rose 'Heritage', milk bottle vase
foliage from 'Rose Campion' (Lychnis coronaria), Geranium 'Rozanne', flowers of 'Rose Campion'