Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Stark/Contrast

On one of our recent walks I picked up a beautifully lichen encrusted twig, knowing it would appear in a vase sometime soon, and today popped back to the alleyway I mentioned in Friday’s post to pick a stem of … Continue reading

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In a Vase in Monday: Dodecahedral

There were no preconceived ideas in my head when I ventured forth on my mission yesterday to cut blooms for Monday’s vase – if anything, I was perhaps expecting a posy of little stems, a mix of the best of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Change of Plan

I did have a blue and white vase in mind for today, not this one but one containing blue and white Anemone blanda; when I came to cut the flowers, however, there were no longer any blue anemones in a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pillaged

I will own up immediately to having pillaged these forsythia stems from our neighbour’s hedge, or was it the roadside verge? One or the other, anyway. In the past I generally would have shunned forsythia, both for its yellowness and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was inevitable there would be Tête-à-Tête in a vase here today, as perhaps there has been at some point in February or March every year of IAVOM’s existence, and joining the Tête-à-Tête were several silver birch twiglets, snipped from … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Serendipitous Accident

I was checking the garden over on Friday, picking up stray twigs strewn around courtesy of Storm Ciara the previous weekend, when I ‘found’ another hellebore, H ‘Double Ellen White’, hiding behind a fern in the woodland edge border. Realising … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Calming Ciara With Zen

The UK has been having a battering from Storm Ciara, with high winds and, at times, torrential rain, causing all sorts of damage and localised flash flooding (and worse, I hear later, having written the post on Sunday). Our garden … Continue reading

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