Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: On a Slow Gravy Boat to China

Without a clear plan in mind, I cut a few stems from Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’, just beginning to colour up, before moving onto the cutting beds where I was drawn to white-bloomed Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’ from where a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Dotty

Picking almost anything that took my fancy to fill today’s vase, I was thinking along the lines of  ‘Anything Goes’ for a title, although ‘Anything But the Kitchen Sink’ might have been more appropriate. When I came to choose a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Jewels

How often do I have to photograph my Monday vase inside? VERY rarely, but yesterday was one of them and I apologise for the substandard photograph above. Non-stop light rain on Saturday was followed by non-stop heavier rain yesterday and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Hot Summer Nights

…but sizzling rather than sultry like the last one! Today’s sizzling summer vase is largely a celebration of the bounteousness of dahlias, with a minor supporting cast of other equally bright and vivacious blooms. Joining dahlias ‘Golden Girl’ (yellow), ‘Geoffrey … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Think Pink

It could so easily have been in-your-face brights in my Vase on Monday today as the dahlias are shouting out to be picked; however, they will be there for many more weeks whereas the clarkia that triggered the final choice … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oh Oh the Summer Nights

You will need to pop round for a visit to get a more realistic impression of today’s vase, as the photos do not do it justice – the dahlias are a much richer and darker shade of burgundy and the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Colourful Streak

Those who have met me might see the title and think the ‘colourful streak’ refers to something else but no, it’s down to down to WordPress who will tell me when this post is published that I am on a … Continue reading

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