Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Art Nouveau

Today’s vase is  tribute to the dahlia it contains: ‘Art Nouveau’. With an estimated height of only 35cms this was the only dahlia to be planted out in one of the borders where sadly it hasn’t done very well and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Degree of Ambivalence

There is nothing auspicious about today’s date that might have merited red, white and blue blooms and a patriotic ‘vase’: it is just the way things turned out. Salvia Amistad was my ‘go to’ plant for this vase – indeed … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Standing on Their Own

After a summer of popping up in various vases I though it was about time that persicaria stood on on their own two feet and had a vase of their own. Flowering all summer, they come in a range of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Winnie and Friends

Yesterday, when I picked these blooms and prepared the vase, was a lovely day,  a gentle and warm sort of day, a reminder of summer’s pleasures amidst the first signs of autumn. With a long list of on-going projects, the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

A mixed day, in fact, as a sunny morning yesterday gave way to a sudden short but heavy shower when I was in the greenhouse, then again as I prepared to photograph this vase, as you can see from the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Late Flowering Lust

Today’s vase celebrates late flowering blooms of the summer garden (without resorting to dahlias or the few continuous flowering roses), all lustworthy in their own right. Stuffed into this ‘Handpicked with Love’ vase (a gift from the lovely Anna of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Coffee n’ Cake

Regular visitors to Rambling in the Garden will have guessed from the title what is being featured in today’s vase, without even seeing the photo: Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’. This distinctive decorative dahlia has large heads in a milky coffee … Continue reading

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