Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

Ina Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gold

I may not have incorporated dahlias into a Vase on Monday for a little while, but they have been used in posies for friends – and I also have a vase of assorted dahlias on the kitchen table, victims of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Optimism

This week, after a very dry August, we had three consecutive humid days with temperatures in the low 30s, then followed by a short and torrential downpour on Thursday, for which I was very grateful and I am sure the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bee Magnet

As is often the case at this time of year, choosing the contents of my Monday vase was not easy but in the end I deliberately avoided the more predictable options and chose blooms which are all bee magnets, being … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bejewelled

I promised I would take advantage of the wonderful Giant Dahlia Mix zinnias sometime soon and feature them in vase on Monday, so here they are today. Uploading the photographs in readiness for the post I realised I had barely … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Burnished

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun… I don’t suppose the young lady depicted on this tankard is called J. Hunter Dunn, but whenever I hear the word burnished these lines from John … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s the Eyes…

As has been the case in recent weeks, choosing the contents of today’s vase was not an easy one, although with two additional posies required for people or places at the same time I could at least share more of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Spanner in the Billiard Room

Beginning to pick blooms for today’s vase, I was struck with their sheer redness, especially Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, which somehow brought to mind Miss Scarlett from the board game Cluedo, hence the additional props of the spanner and the … Continue reading

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