Linking with Cathy of Words and Herbs and remembering our blogging friend Dorris who completed six days of A week of Flowers 2020 but sadly died in her sleep on 7th December last year. The roses were picked from her garden by daughter Phoebe.
Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
Robert Herrick: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’, 1648
My vase today is simple but poignant: I have been particularly remembering our blogging friend Dorris in recent weeks as she died in the first week of December last year. She is fondly remembered and much missed not only by myself but by many others in our blogging community, and there will always be plants or places that bring back memories of her. For me, tulips, especially in Venetian colours, allium, pink phlomis and Rosa ‘Morning Mist’ spring immediately to mind, along with her own garden, our visit to Broughton Grange and her participation in IAVOM and A Week of Flowers. She will not be forgotten.
If you would like to join in with IAVOM in any way please leave your comment or create and link your own vase or posy gleaned from your garden or foraged nearby.
Early hellebore buds above, and snowdrop shoots (these are G ‘John Long’) below:
Bags of leaves ready to be watered, spiked and left behind the bothy till 2023:
Part of last week’s IAVOM, those tiny specks of colour on Hamamelis ‘Orange Peel’ have, to my surprise, opened up fully:
With its destined home not prepared, my only bare root rose (climbing rose Duke of York) purchase of the season has been heeled into one of the cutting beds:
A largely unexpected fall of snow last Sunday afternoon left the garden looking briefly picturesque:
Thanks to Jon the Propagator for hosting this weekly meme and do try and make the time to visit his blog to see more sixes from across the blogging globe.
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