Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Oranges and Lemons, the Uncut Version

Quite clearly, today’s blooms HAVE been cut but, having cut them and popped them into the zinc ice bucket that I usually stand flowers in before they are arranged, I decided they looked attractive as they were, just randomly plonked … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds

With temperatures down to 3 or 4°C on two nights last week, the prospect of a frost comes ever closer and I made a point of checking on my dahlias after both chilly nights. Most of the posies I pick … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Beyond Rubies

The deep, deep colour of Sedum/Telephinium ‘Purple Emperor’, far darker and richer than this picture suggests, had been calling me from the kitchen windows so was my first port of call when choosing blooms for today’s vase. Joining it were … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: For Ali

Alison Mary Lyon 1959-2019 Today’s vase is a tribute to my younger sister who passed away this week. It seemed fitting to pick my biggest and brightest dahlias, and pick them in abundance – and so big, so bright and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Daisies and an Infiltrator

Seed-sown Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ is joined in today’s vase by Anthemis tinctora ‘Kelwayi’, Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’, a couple of struggling stems of Calendula ‘Orange Prince’ and an infiltrator, an unidentifiable bright orange crocosmia which has no label because I thought … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Not a Patch on Velvet

Just a quick pick for today, a vase of ‘Velvet Queen’ sunflowers, the first time they have been cut for a vase this year, aided and abetted by a step ladder (hint: needed for one of The Projects) that happened … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a First!

No, the ‘first’ was not a first prize for these zinnias, but the first time I have have had decent enough zinnias to merit a vase of their own! After juggling sowing times for a few years I achieved a … Continue reading

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