In a Vase on Monday: After the Ball is Over

Clearing up yesterday at the end of our second Open Garden day all I had the time (and energy!) to muster up for today’s vase were a group of the tea table vases, empty plates from the cake display and some of the proceeds. As there are family duties to attend to, I may not be as diligent in replying to your comments or admiring your vases as I usually am, but I will do my best. However, please pick your blooms and post links to your own vases as usual.

ps these Winter Sunshine sweet peas have been especially wonderful this year!

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33 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: After the Ball is Over

  1. Anna Higgins says:

    Oh it looks as if the cake went down well Cathy and so glad that it was such a lovely day for you weather wise. I hope that you had many visitors enjoying your magical garden. I admired those sweet peas in your greenhouse on Wednesday and will give them a go this year. I’m sure I can find a nook or cranny to fit them. Still waiting to pick my very first bunch of sweet peas which is a most unusual state of affairs. My vase is here :
    https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-whats-in-name.html

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  3. jenhumm116 says:

    Hi Cathy – such gorgeous sweet peas, mine have been hopeless this year as I left them languishing far too long before planting them out. Well done you!
    And well done too for your garden opening. I know it’s not a trivial undertaking and sure you absolutely nailed it! Hope you have a lovely, restful week.
    Here’s mine:
    https://duverdiary.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-queen-red-lime-and-friends/

  4. Anna says:

    Oh it looks as if the cake went down well Cathy and so glad that it was such a lovely day for you weather wise. I hope that you had many visitors enjoying your magical garden. I admired those sweet peas in your greenhouse on Wednesday and will give them a go this year. I’m sure I can find a nook or cranny to fit them. Still waiting to pick my very first bunch of sweet peas which is a most unusual state of affairs. My vase is here :
    https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-whats-in-name.html

  5. Christina says:

    Glad to hear it was all a big success. The Sweet Peas are perfect. Looking forward to hearing more about the DAY. Here’s my link: https://myhesperidesgarden.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-well-every-day-of-the-week-really/

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    Lovely sweet peas. My keeps going toward that “coconut and lime.” Yum! Hope all is well with yourself and family.
    https://pbmgarden.blog/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-succession-of-three-with-gladiolus/

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  9. Hope you enjoyed your second Open Garden and are not too exhausted today! I have gone for sweet peas this week too, but a slightly unusual variety:
    https://carrotsandcalendula.co.uk/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-love-me-tender/

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Cathy, I would take from your post that you had a very successful day – there doesn’t seem to be any cake left and the takings look impressive too. I’m impressed with your little vases of sweet peas – we don’t have a single bloom on ours yet. Thank goodness for the roses which feature in my vase today – https://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-taking-time-to-smell.html

  11. Joanna says:

    Your sweet peas are so lovely and I can imagine they are heavenly fragrant too! I have never been able to grow such nice sweet peas, even though our cool summers should be ideal for them.
    I’ve was celebrating summer and flowers all week long…
    http://heirloomcottagegarden.weebly.com/blog/in-a-vase-on-monday-celebrating-midsummer
    Happy summer!

  12. It looks like a rousing success so I congratulate you on another fine Open Garden….wish I could attend….maybe one day. My sweet peas are slow to grow this year, and are just starting to put on buds so I think I may have a wonderful mass of them soon. Yours look as scrumptious as those cake crumbs. Take some time to breathe and relax when you can….important to tend to yourself as much as we tend our gardens and others!
    I am busy with my veg garden and trying to find my poor garden under all the weeds….here is my little vase this week:
    http://gardenseyeview.com/2018/06/25/showing-up-in-my-veg-garden/

  13. Hope the Open Garden went well and that we will hear more about it. My vase is here: http://www.lindabrazill.com/each_little_world/2018/06/ivom.html

  14. Noelle says:

    Garden for me and cake and tea for Mr S….we would have both been delighted. I am trying to keep cool:http://noellemace.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-its-too-hot.html

  15. Lovely Sweet Peas, I wish I could have seen the garden. And had some cake! The remains look successful. Here is my vase http://theshrubqueen.com/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-tropical-elegance

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  17. Those snow peas are so lovely – paired with cake on tables, a winning combination indeed! I’m so glad your open garden went well for you! I can’t even imagine the amount of work, planning, preparing that all went into every gorgeous detail. Can’t wait for the reveal recap when you get a chance. For now, though, feet up (hopefully some cake set aside) and enjoy your garden, your vases, and your family with no stress regarding to-dos.
    I have a vase contribution for this week. It’s a bit odd, but I’m keeping it real. 😀
    https://nomadsbynature.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-parasols-and-stormclouds/

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  19. Sam says:

    Glad to hear it all went well – it’s a great amount of work, so well done! Hope you manage to have a rest. Gorgeous sweet peas. Mine are nowhere near flowering yet. Here’s my vase for this week: https://acoastalplot.com/2018/06/25/in-a-vase-on-monday-midsummer/
    Thank you, Cathy. Sam x

  20. Peter Herpst says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful open garden. I’m certain that your guests had a delightful time in your beautiful garden. I hope you have a chance to relax a bit now. My attempt is here: https://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-just-one-flower.html

  21. Kris P says:

    Busy as you were, I hope you had a great time. I also hope you have time to relax soon, if not immediately. Thanks for hosting IAVOM on top of all you had on your plate. Here’s my post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-mutants.html

  22. Cathy by the remains of the dishes her cakes were delicious in her Second Day of Open Garden. And magnificent vases with beautiful Sweet Peas, I love them. It has been a while since I saw any pounds: I hope they are abundant to pay the expenses. A typical opening set. I hope the next day gets less tired. Good luck. Greetings from Margarita.

  23. tonytomeo says:

    Cake with peas does not sound as good as it looks. My niece grows those in the Los Angeles area, even though the season is very brief. They always seem to be so much happier in your sort of climate.

  24. Chloris says:

    Glad it all went well. Your sweet peas are lovely.

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  27. ks says:

    I love Sweet Peas so much ! Have not grown for at least 2 years-what a travesty ! Herer is this weeks contribution from Northern California. https://gardenbook-ks.blogspot.com/2018/06/in-vase-on-monday-mendocino-headlands.html

  28. rickii says:

    The little jugs are charming and I can almost smell the sweet peas.
    http://bannersbyricki.com/archives/5978

  29. Brian Skeys says:

    We have been lucky with the weather for the open gardens Cathy. Enjoy a rest, you both have worked hard in preparation for the opening. I like the idea of your yellow cake labels are they cardboard or plastic?

  30. Cathy says:

    Glad to hear you had good weather and all went well! I am busy this week too, so hopefully I’ll be joining you again next week. 🙂

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