Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday on a Snowy Day

The weather forecast for yesterday, when I planned to prepare my vase, was for snow, snow and more snow; rambling briskly around the garden before the snow started I plucked a few sprigs of Arabis ‘Old Gold’ and dark leaved … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday, for Dorris

I was responding to comments on IAVOM last Monday when an email popped into my inbox, alerting me to a new post on Dig With Dorris; entitled ‘In Memory of Rebecca Barker’, fear gripped my heart, as without reading further … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Les Parfumiers

With minimal blooms available to fill a January vase, it was not a difficult choice to cut three of the seasons most scented blooms to grace us with the presence on IAVOM today. The Hamamelis x intermedia witch hazels generally … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: of the Orient

I am fairly sure I have used this combination or something similar before, but being about to prune ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ from which the rosehips came, I couldn’t resist. So we have three rosehips with their crown-like sepals in three mini … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Geode

It is a few weeks since any of the fantasy chrysanthemums from the Coop were picked for a vase or posy, but as you may have seen from my last post they are both still in bloom; however, the flowers … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: All Wells

In hindsight, a Monday vase with a seasonal content might have been more appropriate today, but to be honest it still seems somewhat far-fetched that it is Christmas on Friday, a mere 4 days away, and it didn’t even occur … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Winter Warmth

Yesterday promised to be thoroughly grey and damp and, having already taken advantage of a break in the rain for a walk, the clouds lowered, the sky blackened and any hope of remaining dry whilst foraging for flowers for today’s … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Rud Not To

I don’t know when ‘it would be rude not to’ first entered common parlance, but it now seems to be in many people’s vocabulary, just like the ‘been there, done that, got the T shirt’ phrase. No T shirts were … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cold Stone Tea

There are still some very fine blooms on the fantasy chrysanthemums in the Coop, but something different was called for this week, gleaned from leaner borders. I say different, but it still involves chrysanthemums, this time of the hardy variety … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Spider’s Touch

The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. Alexander Pope ‘An Essay on Man’, 1733 You may have guessed from recent posts that after featuring my other fantasy chrysanthemum In a Vase on … Continue reading

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