I know of only two good reasons for maintaining my garden: for the view from my window of course, but maybe even more for the immediate pleasure of bringing blooms and colour indoors.
Autumn is slowly closing in around us here in Normandy. The forest is ablaze with yellows and oranges, but in the flower beds in my garden there are still some calmer colours this week.
As I walked around the garden, secateurs in hand, I knew that I wanted to let the Café au Lait dahlias pop against a darker background. I’ve often used these dahlias in bouquets, especially with oranges and yellows, so this was a good change.
I gathered black elderflower leaves; cerinthus; sage and blue catmint. I even found some late flowering Jacob’s ladder, goodness knows what it’s still doing flowering at this late season. A few darker dahlias for good measure and the deed was quickly done.
How about you, are you still enjoying the last flowers of the season, or maybe you are in the southern hemisphere and relishing the spring? What kind of flowers are you bringing inside this week?