Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: From Zero to Hero

A week or so ago it occurred to me that the Iris ensata next to the stream were flowering last year when we opened the garden informally: would it do the same this year? Within days several stems were apparent … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sumer is Icumen in

Lhude sing, cuccu… although this little chap is clearly not a cuckoo but (I thought) a sparrow, bought recently as a pair from a charity shop and now sitting in the garden. The Golfer, however, thinks it is more likely … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pinks

It was the presence of a number of blooms of cosmos that determined the way today’s vase was going: Candy Stripe, Click Cranberries and Fizzy Rose Picotee, all sown at the beginning of March, although two year old Candy Stripe … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: There’s a Word For That

There is so much to wonder at as I ramble around the garden these days, whether it’s the rapid progress of young seedlings once they are planted out in the cutting beds, diversity of the numerous aquilegia,  an almost constant … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Over and Out

Today’s vase is quite alien compared to any I have produced before but that’s purely down to the content: a bearded iris. I am not against irises altogether, having others which have been included in vases over the years, but … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Habit of Decades

The freshness and prettiness of this vase still takes me by surprise as I observe it whilst writing – there is something about the pink of the sweet peas offset by the white and greens that gives the impression of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Victoria’s Secret

Having used the tulips I gave my Mum for last week’s IAVOM it seems ages, albeit only a fortnight, since I created a Monday vase myself and I was looking forward to having a greater variety of blooms to choose … Continue reading

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