Cathy at Rambling in the Garden took Simplicity to its heights today, with her Monday vase of delicate violet Colchicum flowers. (You must take a look!) And she inspired my title too, asking if we had chosen simplicity or abundance this week – well, I wanted to put everything in my vase today! But I did at least restrict myself to a colour coordinated pink and blue theme. (Although the orange Tithonia are soooo lovely still!)
Asters, Plumbago, Caryopteris and Verbena are at the blue end of the spectrum, while the pinks are Roses, Sedums, more Asters, Cosmos, Persicaria and Linaria.
I used to hesitate at cutting flowers from my garden, but this meme has taken away my fear – there really is enough out there, and a few stems removed for a vase indoors is not at all noticeable. Cutting and bringing flowers into the house is also such a pleasurable activity.
Here are a few more pictures of my overflowing vase. It really does make me feel good to have so much colour and beauty in my home!
Now please do visit Cathy to see what all the other Monday vase creators have chosen: Simplicity or Abundance.
Have a lovely week full of colourful abundance! 😉