In a Vase: Edible

To be honest, I almost decided against doing a vase this week.  The weather is so hot that even going out to pick flowers is not very fun!  But I had an idea for what I wanted to combine, so I picked up my clippers and sallied out into the garden.


I decided to keep the vase full of simple edibles.  There is a sunflower...

...and a few tomatoes from one of many volunteer tomato plants.

The bouquet is filled out with sage (Saliva officinalis).

I used my handthrown vase to hold them.  Happily, the plant material perked up and opened out nicely after a little while.  I don't intend to eat any of these, but it's fun to know that each element is fully edible.

 Thank you to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday!


Enjoy your week!

P.S.  Just adding a shot of tonight's sunset...  Temperatures still stood near 113 C/45 C, and there was plenty of dust in the air.  But it was rather spectacular.

Weather Diary: Fair with light haze; High: 116 F (47 C)/Low: 79 F (26 C); Humidity: 6%-26%

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Kris P (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:14)

    I can't even imagine that kind of heat, Amy. Stay cool and safe! The simple vase was wonderful.

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 23:12)

    Definitely trying to stay cool enough here, Kris! It reached 118 today, but it's supposed to taper off a little over the rest of the week. Thank you so much :)

  • #3

    Cathy (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 04:23)

    Oh my goodness. 47°C! Hope your garden can cope with that Amy, and I assume you have air-conditioning to help you cope? And to think I am complaining at 33°C! Bravo for getting a vase together, and such a pretty one too!

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:06)

    Cathy - I was so glad I'd gone ahead, and that sunflower has opened so magnificently... We do rely pretty heavily on air conditioning though it stays set at about 36°. Otherwise going in and out becomes​ too big a shock. Wish I had some cooler air for the garden too, but right now our worries are over the well, and I've been forced to reduce watering. Hope we can get it sorted without my losing too much...

  • #5

    Cathy (Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:58)

    47 degrees!! We have been srtuggling with high 20s and into the 30s in the UK and I can't imagine hot hot it must be for you... :( Glad you decided to post your vase - this is the first sunflower I have seen this year and they are always a winner - lovely to see it :)

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:02)

    Cathy - Not much to be said for the weather :/ Three out of four seasons are beautiful here, and this is the other one...! Totally agree about the sunflowers; they are wonderful to have for cutting. I forgot to mention the variety, which is "Solar Eclipse"; it has a very classic, Van Gogh look for a vase, I think! :)

  • #7

    Diana Studer (Saturday, 24 June 2017 17:24)

    Brave woman! Anything over 40C I find brutal.

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:05)

    Must admit that I'm finding it a bit brutal this year, Diana! Usually I'm ready for battle with the hot season, but this year not so much...!