I had envisaged having to compile a green vase with mostly foliage before now, but early spring surprises postponed this necessity – and with Tête-à-Tête beginning to flower it could have been a floral vase again today but foregoing that opportunity I went with this green one instead.
Taking green blooms of a self-seeded euphorbia (not sure which one) and Hellebore foetidus as a starting point I added distinctive foliage of spotted laurel, an almost lime green ivy, fresh aquilegia growth and stiff epimedium leaves with their appealing bronze halo. Placed in the green spherical glass vase that has been used before they needed a handful of glass pebbles keep the wayward stems in place and the ivy, which never dangles the way you would like it to, tucked in behind other stems to keep it under control.
Mindful of all the shades of green in the garden I was rummaging in the loft for tubes of green acrylic paint to reflect this range when a box of embroidery threads caught my eye and with far more shades of thread than paint the props were now a foregone conclusion. Neatly and opportunely they also gave me the title, linking as the threads do to last week’s Stitching a Garden Tapestry haiku – more than any other colour it is the green threads that hold the garden tapestry together.
So there we have it, another Vase on Monday, everything falling into place as it always seems to do. What will fall into your vase this week? Do share what you have found in your garden or foraged nearby to fill your vase by leaving the usual links to and from this post.