In a Vase on Monday: Another of Mum’s


I have taken the easy option on our travels and treated you to another of Mum’s vases, one of the certainties of our visits being the presence of a vase in the guest bedroom. This vase, from nearby Argyll Pottery, contains local stalwarts montbretia (crocosmia), hebe, rowan (mountain ash), Michaelmas Daisy and berberis foliage, the blooms all choosing their own time to flower, regardless of supposed seasonal norms. As always, the pretty effect of the vase is doubled by the mirror which always stands behind it, although both had to be relocated in an effort to keep the reflection of the rest of the room and the photographer out of any photograph!

I may not be able to catch up with all your comments and vases this week but rest assured they will all be read and relished even if I have not been able to respond, so please do post links to your vases as usual so we can all enjoy them – and have a good week!


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29 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Another of Mum’s

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  2. Christina says:

    Lovely mix, how lovely to find a vase like this when you arrived. Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage day at My Hesperides Garden so my post is that today and I will be posting my vases later this evening or tomorrow.

  3. Exciting colour combination Cathy, really good. Enjoy your travels.

  4. Annette says:

    so pretty, Cathy, I love crocosmia and had 1000s in my Irish garden, they grew like weeds really, and I’ve planted some here…it’ll be a while before I can pick some though. Have a good week x

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  6. Cathy says:

    Beautiful. Love the Montbretie. Have a good trip Cathy!
    Here’s my link:

  7. joanna says:

    Michaelmas daisies in a starring role here. They do make one feel Autumn is already here, but they are pretty.
    My entry
    HEREis not really what you might call a bouquet but the second installment in the ikebono series for those that want to have another go.
    Thank you so much for hosting this inspiring meme.

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  9. Cath says:

    Beautiful! I love purple with red and orange. 🙂 Here’s mine, I’m away from my garden too.

  10. I really like the color combination and the pop of the Michaelmas Daisies. How wonderful to find a vase already prepared, hope you enjoy your travels. Here is my vase:

  11. Peter/Outlaw says:

    What a special way to welcome you to your mum’s home. It’s a beautiful and colorful arrangement. My vase this week has just one kind of bloom in it.

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  13. Sam says:

    This is very pretty, Cathy, and how lovely to have such a gorgeous floral welcome. I love the purple aster/orange crocosmia combination. I’m back after about a month’s absence; here’s my return offering:
    Thank you, as ever, for hosting. Have a lovely time on your travels. Sam x

  14. Unexpected, beautiful combination of colours! Have a great late summer, Cathy! My vase is here:

  15. Kris P says:

    So, the urge to fill the house with flowers runs in the family! I love the color combination. Enjoy your visit, Cathy! Here’s my post:

  16. johnvic8 says:

    I’m glad to know that family vases are allowed:-) That one is a delight. Mine is simple this week:

  17. dunelight says:

    What a fabulous arrangement! It is quite lovely. 🙂

  18. A vase of flowers in the guest room is such a welcoming touch, especially at your mother’s! My post this week:

  19. Eliza Waters says:

    I see you and your mother share the same passion. 😉 I think flowers in the guest room offer the warmest welcome. The montbretia and asters make a nice contrast.
    My vase this week:

  20. Stunning, today I have sunflowers, picked whilst out walking with the dogs, here in SW France. Bringing a little bit of summer indoors. You can see them on Instagram on my feed @ourfrenchoasis

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  22. How nice to have flowers awaiting you in the bedroom! We are welcoming a Rotary exchange student into our home later this week, and I plan to have a nice bouquet in her room when she arrives. I hope you are enjoying your visit with your Mum! My bouquet is very summery this week:

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  24. The orange crocosmia and purple Michaelmas daisies go perfectly together. And I do like your use of a mirror to double the blooms! Mine is here:

  25. pbmgarden says:

    What a beautiful arrangement. Very special that your mom prepared a floral welcome. Have a great visit Cathy and thanks for hosting.

  26. Barbara says:

    How pretty. I have never thought of putting my Hebe in a vase, so looking forward to doing that this year.

  27. smallsunnygarden says:

    I love the plant material you found! The color combinations are looking quite autumnal… The seasons are changing (though ever so slowly) here, which has led to today’s vase:

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