Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Blue Spike

One of the oddities thrown up by our unusually mild November (2.5°C warmer than usual, I believe) is a perfect spike of delphinium. When I moved the delphinium (D ‘Cameliard’) to a different part of the blue & white border … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Tom Thumb and the Elegant Lady

Those of you who happened to read my recent Six on Saturday post will have been aware of the ‘spoiler alert’ and guessed I was going to use a fantasy chrysanthemum in today’s vase, a vase which took mere minutes … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday, Ninth Anniversary: the Phoenix and the Carpet

Nine years ago, I began posting a vase of flowers or other material from my garden every Monday, in a bid to encourage myself to get into the habit of doing so. Encouraging others to join in if they chose … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spooky…

… not really! Walking past a card shop last week, I spotted these Halloween pumpkin mugs in the window; finding they were half price, at just £4, was an opportunity not worth resisting, even if the mug only gets used … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Ebony and Ivory

With October running away with itself, taking with it the remainder of the late-flowering blooms, I considered several different options for today’s vase, knowing that next week might be too late. Should I go (clockwise from top left) with a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flung Spray and Blown Spume

Having had the nerines blooming in the Coop in mind for my Monday vase, I found myself also thinking of using one of my large shells, which then led on to thoughts of the sea. I have used a shell … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Autumn Joy

The sedum included in this vase may not actually be S spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, but I suspect it is as I have had it for many years, probably bringing it from previous gardens; in those days there were no such … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Singletons

Today’s starting point was some tithonia blooms that I had been loathe to pick because it would have meant either short stems or losing the potential of other buds; however, Chris of County Gardening assured me that the plants would … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bishops and Chiefs

I was lacking inspiration for a title for today’s vase on Monday, and came up with the lame ‘Red, Red Wine’ because of the deep red of the dahlias and the availability of a prop, a fridge magnet with teeny … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: The Queen is Dead…Long Live the King!

Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’, Caryopteris ‘Heavenly Blue’ and white Limonium (statice) in a lead grey Prinknash Pottery jug, a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral and to her son, King Charles III. Despite this … Continue reading

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