During the Garden Bloggers Fling, I had the opportunity to get to know Susie Moffat who mentioned that Cathy at Rambling in the Garden posts a photo of flowers in a vase on Mondays and calls it “In a Vase on Monday.” Other bloggers chime in and post photos of their vases of flowers on Monday. Usually I cut flowers in my garden and bring them to the office but I just stick them in a vase; I don’t “arrange.” By Friday they have passed their prime so I do it all over again the next week. For today, July 10, I have black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta. They are very easy to grow in my Virginia garden and they are the state flower for Maryland where I work. #inavaseonmonday
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Peggy, your black-eyed Susans look cheerful (and very well arranged). Mine are not quite open yet. If you leave a comment on Cathy’s post from today, she and other Monday vasers can find your post more easily. Glad you joined in.
Thanks for reminding me about this, I did leave a comment on her site.
You will find that most contributors just ‘pick and plonk’ too, Peggy – but Susie’s are definitely ‘arrangements’ and always so elegant! It’s the process of cutting and bringing them inside that we encourage – and not just flowers of course. We find it helps us look at the garden in a different way – each week of the year – and it is a most rewarding challenge. These rudbeckia aren’t fully hardy in the UK and area very pretty flower to represent a state! Thanks for sharing today – and see you again!