Monday, September 26, 2011

Flowers in the House, a little late

I've been meaning to join the monthly Flowers in the House blog tour, but I haven't quite got the hang of when to expect it (it looks like it may be the last Monday of the month?), so after admiring the many lovely contributions this afternoon while at the coffee shop, I hurried home to gather a couple of bouquets and jump in.

Except first I had to run to the co-op to pick up some things for dinner, and then feed the pets, and then get the rice started and the squash in the oven ...

Hence, my rather meager contribution. I hope to do better next time, except late October in Minnesota is not a particularly bountiful time for fresh local flowers, but, who knows? We may be enjoying a lingering mild autumn at this time next month.

The orange impatiens are trimmings from my kitchen window baskets, which were in need of a bit of rejuvenation since their midsummer peak. I had considered simply pulling them out altogether, since I don't think impatiens tolerate any frost at all, but then I realized we may yet get that lingering mild autumn and perhaps they'll perk up a bit, so I trimmed them back to encourage them to give it the old college try. The ivy cuttings are from the window baskets, too.

And when I saw someone else's lavender in the bathroom (so sorry, now I can't find which one that was!), I thought it was such a lovely idea that I would just be a shameless copycat and do the same! My lavender is the English Munstead variety, which might survive our Minnesota winters, and I dearly hope it does because I would love to keep it going for many years.

So, that's my small and hasty contribution to Flowers in the House! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It is never too late to join in the fun.

    I love both your offerings. How good does your house smell right now with that lavender perfuming the rooms?

    Yes, the last Monday of the month. And once our gardens freeze over we resort to store bought or indoor flowering plants or whatever we can find.

    Welcome to the party.

    xo jane

  2. Hasty but imperfectly perfect, as all flowers should be. That lavender looks to be a lovely variety - I love the way it flowers a long way down the stem, and I bet the smell in the bathroom is lovely.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Like you, it was my first visit to Jane's flowers in the house, and I will be looking forward to next month.

  3. Thanks for your welcome and encouragement.

    I enjoyed visiting each of your blogs for the September flower tour and I'm looking forward to the next one.


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