As you can see from my photos, it is raining today. This meant a quick dash to pick a few bedraggled stems for my Monday vase, as I join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden once again in her challenge to fill a vase every week with materials from our gardens.
When the clematis got tangled up in everything I decided this title was very apt!
As the rain suddenly came on heavier I hurried to fill my vase and then left it outside on the patio table.
A white Cleome, with its spidery foliage, is at the centre along with Perovskia, which has a very wild growth habit in the steep rockery, sprouting out at all angles.
Several different grasses were added, the Miscanthus looking rather fetching, if a little untidy…
And I added some foliage from my ‘monster’ Cosmos that has grown like mad and produced thick stems, but to date not a single flower. Several other people have had the same trouble with cosmos this summer, so I am wondering if the seed was somehow mutated!
The Clematis tangutica has really taken off this year, almost obliterating the obelisk it is growing through. It clearly didn’t mind the heat and drought we had. I love the seedheads just as much as the little yellow flowers.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting this meme – do go and visit her to see what she and many others have put in their vases this Monday.