Along with Cathy, I have Chrysanthemums In my Vase on Monday this week. Join in here.
I was sorry to miss last week's anniversary mini vases. I was away in beautiful North Wales enjoying the autumn colour.
These are Avignon Pink and Tarantula Red.
I love them for late colour and they seem to be easy to grow. Last year I left them in my tunnel and green house until after Christmas, potted them up but left inside then threw them outside when I needed the space. I'm not sure when that was. Probably spring. They stayed in the pots until mid summer when I planted them inside again. Some are outside and have buds on but some have been destroyed by the continuing rain.
I also took cuttings in spring which are very easy.
And now the awful truth about me and vases. Here is jar (Mayonnaise, it's not even a vase) which has been on my kitchen window sill for about 4 weeks, maybe longer. The Phacelia at the back has doubled in size and the Persicaria has grown roots. Aim for this week is to pot it up. It also has very pretty white flowers on it. This is where I pop any odds and ends or broken stems and they just sit there. Are you shocked?
Sometimes I take out the dead flowers! Sometimes not. Sometimes the water runs out.
This is Avignon Pink which starts peachy and gets more pink as it ages.