Ina Vase on Monday: More Teeny Tiny

Another teeny tiny vase on Monday for me, and despite trying several alternatives I am still using the little Bretby Pottery jug I used in the anniversary post, giving an arrangement a mere 10cm (4″) tall.

The jug is filled mostly with Bellis perennis which, unlike later in the season, necessitated a teeny vase due to the length of the stems – later on, a small rather than teeny vase would suffice! Joining the bellis is variably coloured foliage of dwarf Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ and some berried stems of what I nicknamed ‘the Devil’s plant’** after spending hours digging out roots which were invading us from our neighbour’s garden. Sadly, the invasion began again almost immediately…

Completing this first vase in December is a teeny teddy enjoying an equally teeny cup of tea, heralding leaner times in the garden until the early bulbs begin flowering – leaner times for blooms that is, as there will always be plenty of foliage to pop in a vase. I know some of you will still have blooms to share, but don’t be put off if you haven’t and think out of the box instead. Just leave links to and from this post to share them with us.

**others might call it Symphoricarpos or snowberry

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31 Responses to Ina Vase on Monday: More Teeny Tiny

  1. What a lovely gathering of tiny things – that bear! ❀

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Sandra – I have another little bear and I suspect I boughf for them for The Girls at some stage and they were left behind when they both left home…my gain though!

  2. GREAT COLOURS FOR A MONDAY CATHY, CHINA

  3. the running wave says:

    What a delightful little cutie of a vase Cathy! Makes me realise that if I had looked hard enough I might have been able to find and thaw out one or two sweeties for a tiny vase of my own! Instead I have cheated slightly – sorry! Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2019/12/cheating-slightly-in-vase-on-monday.html

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  5. Annette says:

    Love your teeny tiny vase, Cathy, I really must go and get some violets and bellis too. Here’s my contribution: https://personaleden.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/in-a-vase-on-a-monday-the-remains-of-the-day/ Wishing you and the Golfer happy December days πŸ™‚

  6. pbmgarden says:

    The jug’s classic proportion makes it perfect for the miniature arrangement. Everything is to scale. The bellis is attractive and I like the snowberry–too bad it is invasive. The bear is darling.

  7. Cute, I love a good miniature bear drinking tea with flowers. Pieris is one of my favorite shrubs, there is a Snowberry that grows here in the same family. I will have to look it up. Here is my vase http://theshrubqueen.com/2019/12/02/in-a-vase-on-monday-holiday-infusion/

  8. Chloris says:

    Another cute vase, I love miniature arrangements in winter. I agree about The ‘devil plant’, I have it coming up all over my garden and it is impossible to eradicate.But it is useful for winter arrangements.
    I am joining in today. .https://wp.me/p3dx4o-3pB

  9. Noelle says:

    There is something special about small things…you and I know that. Those little daisies are delightful. Here is my answer to not going down the garden path this morning: https://noellemace.blogspot.com/2019/12/in-vase-on-monday-first-hard-frost.html

  10. Kris P says:

    The arrangement may be tiny but it has a big personality! I think all of us may have a “devil plant” (or 2 or 3). My nemesis is the asparagus fern that some prior owner decided to plant in spots all over the garden. I’ll be digging it out until I lay down my trowel for the last time. Meanwhile, this being Southern California, even in the dead of winter, with snow visible in the nearby mountains, there are blooms: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2019/12/in-vase-on-monday-understudies-steal.html

  11. What a sweet little bear Cathy and dinky daisies too. I have ‘The Devil’s plant’ too gifted to me many moons ago by my parents 😱 I’ve accepted your offer to think outside the box this week and have retreated indoors for my ‘vase’ which is here: https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2019/12/in-vase-on-monday-message-in-bottle.html

  12. Well done. Sweet.
    I am without flowers here. All monochrome and water logged.

  13. Awww, sweet. The teddy bear adds just the right touch.

  14. What a sweet miniature arrangement with those lovely bellis and the “devil plant” with them. The teddy bear is adorable drinking his cup of tea. Cathy I love her arrangement and the scene with the tiny bear. Greetings from Margarita.

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