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Monday, September 3, 2018

In A Vase on Monday

For In A Vase on Monday I decided to pick the only two Eucomis that were blooming in my garden. I have more, but for some reason, it doesn't seem inclined to produce a flower this year, although it has in the past. In other areas of my garden, I've tried to grow Eucomis, usually the variety called 'Sparkling Burgundy,' but there's really only one spot where they thrive, which is on top of the recycled concrete wall in the front garden in western sun. They often come up with reddish leaves, but they quickly turn olive green.

I also picked some big rose red blooms from one of my tuberous Begonias for a smaller vase, and I refreshed the topknot on my funky little head vase, making a threesome behind my kitchen sink today. None of last week's flowers survived.

Tuberous Begonia

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts In a Vase on Monday. Check out her post here.

Here in the U.S. it's Labor Day, considered by some, especially schoolchildren, to be the end of summer. When I was a child, school always started on the Wednesday after Labor Day, but now it seems to start earlier, sometimes even in August. Our weather has been decidedly cooler, but I could do with some rain.