Digging up gladiolus corms wasn’t the only thing I ran around doing before the recent cold snap. All the tender annuals were cut off at the ankles, and brought indoors by the armload, just in case. Just in case I wanted to root some cuttings (like coleus or purple tradescantia) – or try Gayla Trail’s cool recipe to turn nasturtium leaves into pesto.
Well, I got distracted.
It was a week before the armload received any attention. By then, the nasturtium leaves looked seriously crispy.
But, lo and behold, the stems held blooms! After all that neglect, without water or light, and dumped haphazardly in a box in my front hall, they were giving one last kick at the can, trying their darnedest to reproduce. Such determined oomph deserved respect, and display.
After pulling everything out of the box, I cut those few steadfast blooms for one of my tiniest vintage jugs. And, in the bottom of the box, were a few more small treasures.
Here’s something I’ve learned from visiting Cathy and friends on Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday (do go visit for more inspiration). The container can be as important as the flowers. So, forgive my redundancy, here’s a better look at my wee vase. Happy Monday!