The signs are everywhere, literally: garage sale; estate sale; yard sale. Good idea to plan an extra hour into any weekend excursion this time of year. This little pitcher caught my eye. It seemed the right base for a burst of color. I planted a six pack of snapdragons billed as orange. There’s some orange in there, but also a pretty healthy blast of hot pink. i’m hoping for truth in advertising to hold sway over the other six pack promising red. The stems on these were still short, but I wanted to cut them to encourage future flowers. I discovered, in handling them. that the stems are quite brittle.
I started with a sprig of sage, then went back for another sprig of the brighter tricolor sage and three chive blossoms in bud. I like the way they form tight little purple balls before opening into larger, fluffy lavender balls.
I noticed, after a few minutes, that my little bouquet was sitting in a puddle. So much for my great garage sale find. I moved the arrangement into a glass vase of similar size, but the effect was not the same. Now let’s see what Cathy has come up with to put In A Vase On Monday.