Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

Katherine, Dawn and Ivy Come to Tea

Another small scale contribution for IAVOM from me this week, Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and a sprig of ivy, tucked into the teapot of an IKEA children’s teaset, laid out on a scrap of fabric left over … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Specks and Spikes

The creation of today’s vase was a transitional process, albeit a short one. Another batch of bargain hyacinths coming into flower was always going to produce the main focus, but my original plan was to add other white blooms from … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Mixed Bag (and a smelly one at that)

Still taking advantage of indoor flowering bulbs, today’s vase was almost inevitably going to be a mixed bag, so I thought I may as well as pop the blooms into a bag* and use it as an integrated prop. The … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Something in the Air

It was a glorious morning yesterday, with clear blue skies, a definite feeling of warmth in the sun, and temperatures here up to at least 14°C. It was the culmination of a week of noticeable changes in the garden, of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wake Up and Smell the…

…viburnum, the sarcococca and the lonicera! Suddenly the fragrances of these winter flowers are becoming evident, even though they have all been flowering for a few weeks. Many stems of Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ are all but over, but the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Anticipation

I am pretty good at delayed gratification and could easily have been one of those children in the famed psychology test who could safely resist the challenge of being left alone with a marshmallow with the promise of a larger … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Hello 2018!

Just as last week was the first time since the inception of IAVOM that Christmas Day has fallen on a Monday, today is of course  the first time that New Year’s Day has been on a Monday. So let’s raise … Continue reading

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