In a Vase on Monday: Chickening Out

Chickening out of what, you might ask? Well, spending any more time trying to find the perfect vase, I suppose…

Having picked a clutch of cultivated Bellis perennis for today’s vase, I had in my head the plan to use one of my Flower Fairy plates, the one with the Daisy Fairy, as a prop; inspection of the twelve-plate collection revealed that this fairy was not amongst them, thus thwarting my prop plan and ultimately any vase choice. Several were tried but rejected, until I plopped them into this little Torquay Ware vase where they sat quite nicely, giving me an excuse to add one of my little chickens, this one from Highbank Pottery in Argyll, south west Scotland. The greenery, providing a bit of curl, is from some sort of jasmine,  acquired as a stick but producing nothing but leaves since.

There was a lot of choice for picking in the garden yesterday, but with a posy also to pick for elsewhere I stuck with the daisies for my own vase, looking particularly perky as they were. What perky plants are there in your garden that you might choose to pop into a vase today? If you would also like to share them with us then just leave links to and from this post.

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26 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Chickening Out

  1. I love these daisies, they are so cute!

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Nice! I’m not familiar with this flower and mistook it for some kind of ball dahlia at first, impressed they were so early! hope Daisy Fairy returns from her wanderings. Thanks for hosting Cathy!

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    • Cathy says:

      I realise I could have given an idea of scale for those not familiar with the flower – the arrangement excluding the greenery is about 6″ tall. And there was no Daisy Fairy to return from wanderings, as I was mistaken in thinking she was portrayed on one of the plates…😉

  3. I like your daisies and am not familiar with Bellis. Another one to look up. I hate it when a plan goes awry. Oh well, I like the chicken concept. I suppose the fairies had other things to do this Monday.

    • Cathy says:

      The blooms are fancy relatives of the common daisy – but perhaps you don’t have those? I was mistaken in thinking one of my plates featured the Daisy Fairy

  4. Donna Donabella says:

    I love Bellis and grew some in my old garden…what a beautiful spring delight. I hate it when fairies skip out to play just when we need them. We warmed a bit, but temps are all over the place so no steady spring as of yet. Hoping May will be better. Finally got a few daffs for a little vase to share.

    • Cathy says:

      Haha – I was actually wrong in thinking one of my plates featured the Daisy Fairy 😉 Perhaps you will find a corner in yur nre garden for some bellis in due course, but in the meantime I am glad you have finally got some daffs!

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  6. Cathy says:

    We really are on the same wavelength Cathy, both with Bellis and flower fairies! They look so pretty as a posy. Perky is the right word to describe them. 😃 Here is my vase today, with thanks as always.

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  7. Oh I would have loved to have caught a glimpse of one of your flower fairy plates Cathy – another time and flower maybe. Have you shared any of the other fairies? I must make bellis perennis a must next spring! I don’t think that my flowers would been quite so perky today if I had not put them in a vase :

    • Cathy says:

      I think I may have shared one of the plates before, Anna, but not all of them are flowers that I grow – I did pause whilst looking at the Forget-me-not Fairy though, so that’s a possibility… The bellis are easy to grow, even from seed, although these were bought as plug plants, and flower for ages

  8. Kris P says:

    I love the chicken combo. That particular daisy is sold here as an “English daisy” but it’s harder to find in recent years, possibly because it wants more water than our conditions commonly provide, even in spring. We’re already transitioning toward summer now. Here’s my contribution:

    Thanks for hosting, Cathy!

  9. Noelle says:

    Love your little Australop hen, similar to the ones I kept at one time, and those little daisies are so sweet too. I was half way through writing my post today when a friend called round, she confessed she did not drink standard tea, and it was lovely to make a fresh infusion with mint, rosemary and a couple of daisies just like yours. Here is my late post:

    • Cathy says:

      Australop? That’s a new one on me. I have a few of these hens, different breeds, from Highbank Pottery, which I especially like because they are unglazed. I really need to look into edible flowers as I would have had no idea that you could use these bellis – thanks for triggering the thought

  10. Perky indeed! I love bellis, even in lawns 😱. I have had a patch of double daisies in the border for ~5yrs and this year, for the first time, some singles appeared at the edge of the group. Time for a re-sow!

  11. tonytomeo says:

    Those are pretty impressive Bellis perennis! I know that they are cultivated, rather than the common lawn weed sort (which I am actually very fond of), but they are bigger and bolder than what we get. I suspect that, like the primrose, there are superior cultivars to select from there. They are unpopular here anyway.

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