A stroll in your garden on a cool Sunday morning with secateurs and a glass of water is a very peaceful thing. A reprieve from the heat and for a short time, a reprieve from all of life’s woes.
The zinnia bed is coming along well. Most of them have had at least one bloom, but the time has come to cut them all off so they can spread their wings and bring forth abundantly.
While the bed is filled with multicolored zinnias from a generic pack of seeds, new to the zinnia patch this year is ‘Envy”. She is a lovely shade of acid green.
A little stool I found in someone’s trash one day while walking the dog, becomes a short table where I can dip the stems in water while cutting. And the perfect seat for me when trying to steady myself for taking pictures down low.
Next on to the Alchemilla Mollis (Lady’s Mantle) patch, which has just come into bloom. Its acid green flowers will play with ‘Envy” very nicely.
Then the fun of arranging bright colors that bang on your eye. Not my usual preference of soft, sweet pastels this week.
Bright, bold, and yet airy describes this vase.
A small arrangement. Really too small for the too large table. But small things can make big statements. And this is one of those times a little bit, a little pop of color, brings joy and brightens everything around it.
Linking again this week with Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for “In A Vase on Monday”, where you can see a multitude of beautiful arrangements from around the globe.