In a vase on Monday – 30th May 2022

I’m usually too busy on Mondays to participate in ‘In a Vase on Monday’ but we’re off this week and I was up bright and early for gardening (hence the low morning light in this photo). I’m usually relatively reserved about cutting flowers to bring inside as I don’t like to plunder the borders, but I had to dead-head the lupins and tame the euphorbia oblongata, so from there I added some honesty seedheads and a bit of penstemon foliage (I think this one is Andenken An Friedrich An or something like that – it’s very vigorous and if I’m honest I find its foliage more interesting and useful than its flowers, which are pleasant enough in a deep burgundy-ish red, when they bother to appear).

Pop along to Cathy’s page at to see the other IAVOM posts and take a peek at her beautiful garden whilst you’re there!

Published by Notes from the Under-Gardener

Keen amateur gardener, tending a large home garden growing flowers, fruit and veg, ably supported by husband and dog.

8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – 30th May 2022

  1. Yes,deadheading and culling are great reasons to collect things for a vase! But seriously, apart from the fact that cutting blooms generally encourages more it is not difficult to be selective so you wouldn’t notice something had been cut – and there is then the pleasure of seeing the blooms inside as well as out…

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    1. This is a really good point actually. As I start to feel more confident that my borders will stay looking full, I will probably feel better about cutting! I’ve just planted out all my dahliae so if the molluscs don’t defeat me I should get some lovely cutting material from them!


      1. Cutting does get easier, honest! 😉 Hope the s&s keep away from your dahlias – strangely they didn’t seem at all interested in mine this year…

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  2. A lovely vase! And I can confirm what Cathy says…. cutting does get easier. Since participating in her meme my garden has also changed and I grow more flowers for cutting too. 😃

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