Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Summer's Last Bouquet

We have quite a few of these small glass vases, mostly in shades of blue and orange. There is one on the kitchen table all Summer and Fall filled with whatever flowers (or flowering weed) is available from the yard. They are small and it does not take a lot of blossoms to fill them. But each small sweet bouquet adds a little warm touch to my home. I love the color and the way the light shines thru. Maybe they’re old fashioned, but that’s OK with me.

Now that the weather has cooled off the Pansies are coming back in full force. I am so pleased these little guys made it and I will have to see how far into late Fall they hang on. They’re right at the bottom of my back steps, mixed in with a patch of Chives that I massacred the other day by cutting them to the ground, chopping up what I had cut, and freezing 7 boxes so I can have Chives all winter. We add them to our scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes and egg salad. Most amazing of all is that the Chives in the ground are now a foot tall again after only about a week. I still can’t believe how vigorous they are. I have had them hang on into December in a protected spot, so we’ll have to see how they do - but a most amazing & delightful herb to be sure, and the flowers aren’t bad either.

10 comments:

Karen Hargett said...

I love the colors and the light thru the vase - very nice.

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Karen - They add such a nice touch to my kitchen table and do not take up much room.

magicmyst said...

Hi Holly, this is lovely finished. Your control over color is wonderful. There are so many interesting colors.
Chives are yummy in food. That is a good idea to freeze them. Kay

Holly Zemak said...

Hi Kay - We planted a small herb garden this year. But I have had the Chives for years, they are hardy.

Cathy said...

This is so beautiful and richly coloured Holly. You do flowers in glass so well. We always have a big tub of pansies. They flower for ages and are a good, economical buy. Glad the weather has cooled a bit for you. Ours is much cooler now and wetter. I agree about chives. I like them in cottage cheese but fresh ones are best.

Holly Zemak said...

Hi Cathy - Chives and cottage cheese, another good idea, excellent in the warmer weather.

Leslie Hawes said...

Love this colorful artwork!
And if I only get to have one thing in the garden, let it be multiplier onions! :)

Holly Zemak said...

Hi Leslie - Thanks for stopping by, we are enjoying our crop now and well into the winter.

Debrosi said...

absolutely looooove the colors in this piece!! the detail of the fuzz on the stem... very nice indeed!!

Holly Zemak said...

Hi Debbie - Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed the piece.