Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: What Elegant Ladies are Wearing These Days

Just over 5 weeks ago I posted a Monday vase with the first tulips of the year, tulips I had noted down on planting as ‘Elegant Lady’ but could now see were something completely different. I remembered later that soon … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Shabby Chic

My vase today is simple: a clutch of faded blooms from Helleborus ericsmithii ‘Winter Moonbeam’ in a vase from my collection of Caithness Glass ‘Ebony’ pieces. I had begun cutting faded hellebore flowers last week to allow clumps of fresh … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fringe Benefits

It is increasingly recognised that gardening has a positive impact on our well-being, bringing both physical and mental benefits, but what about the entertainment value? Who needs access to hundreds of television channels (or perhaps even a television at all) … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spring Medley

Today’s vase is filled with a medley of some of spring’s finest blooms and foliage: Tulip ‘Purple Flag’, Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’, faded Hellebore ‘Harvington Double Lime’, Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’, cowslip, bluebell, anonymous wallflower and appleblossom, with fresh new foliage of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: News of the Blues

It would be easy to think there was more blue around in the spring garden than at other times of the year, with muscari, forget-me-not, hyacinth, pulmonaria, brunnera, Anemone blanda and the like, with bluebells and aquilegia poised to join … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sugar Rush

With sugary colours in mind, centred on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’, I was contemplating including a rogue wallflower which I think was from a batch grown from seed some years ago. I remembered growing ‘Sugar Rush Purple’ and possibly others from … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Five Elegant Ladies Drop in for Easter

Just as I knew daffodils would appear in a Monday vase a few weeks ago, it was equally inevitable that there would be tulips in my vase today now that their season is just beginning to kick off. So here … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Love

Still reeling from the abundance of March blooms, it took me longer than usual to choose from amongst them for IAVOM. There were a number of options for teeny vases, but I was hoping for something bigger this week and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sticks and Stones

When writing about the pink sticks in the garden on a recent Six on Saturday, I already had in mind a Monday vase with sticks of some sort, and here they are today. The sticks I have chosen are pink … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Teeny-Weeny

The first Anemone blanda are opening, and as blue is always such a welcome sight in the garden I have picked a few buds for today’s vase and popped them into a stoneware inkwell, along with almost perpetually flowering comfrey … Continue reading

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