Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Countrystyle

Yet another vase idea has been hijacked before it could be carried out, kicked into touch by the bedding fuchsias lifted from a trough yesterday as part of a mammoth effort to get all my tulips planted regardless of the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blackfield, Black Gate

I started gathering blooms for today’s vase, cutting several stems of Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’ and a few from D ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, before heading off to look for some grasses to include and being sidetracked by Persicaria ‘Fat Domino’, before … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Sip of Summer

My intention for today’s vase was to deliberately look for more ‘also-rans’, things that haven’t yet featured in a Monday vase this year. From an earlier ramble I had been struck by the mass of blooms on this ‘Nathalie Nypels’ … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: ‘Tis the Season

Time after time, my Monday vases just fall into place – contents, vase and props – seemingly with little input from me and a great deal owed to serendipity, and today is one of those occasions. Starting with orange Dahlia … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fruity Jelly

Heading straight for the patch of zinnias for today’s vase, I had no idea yet of a title or theme. The zinnias have been all but neglected apart from admiring glances for weeks, gradually becoming taller and statelier as the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Also-Rans

Today’s vase contains blooms I have not used in a vase this year, and in some cases never; not necessarily because they were not worthy of inclusion, more that they were overlooked for one reason or another…also-rans. It was the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flaming Flowers That Brightly Blaze

There are so many variations of paintings of sunflowers by Van Gogh and I did not set out to recreate any of them, but they were certainly in my mind as I tried to arrange the wayward stems of my … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: My Candy Girl

Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you I don’t think zinnias haven’t been the main feature of any of my Monday vases this year, so the sunflowers I had intended to use … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Miniaturist

Unlike last week, when I used a miniature prop to accompany my Monday vase, both vase and prop are miniatures this week. The vase is a tradesman’s sample of a Bretby Pottery jug, a mere 2½ inches or 6cms tall, … Continue reading

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