I have built up a collection of old jam jars, and when the stars align I buy fruit and make jam. Jam is always in fashion in our household. The Brazilian’s favourite is pear and ginger; mine is strawberry. When the stars fail to align, the empty jars build up in the cupboard. There are always too many jars, for some reason, and never enough jam. A surplus jam jar makes the perfect vase for a simple posy of crimson pelargonium, dusty miller, chive flowers, tiny alliums, old St John’s wort berries and old oregano flowers.
Once today’s posy-making was done, I found that the stars had aligned and provided me with four sticks of rhubarb from our garden and a punnet of fresh Scottish strawberries.
In a vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden