Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a vase on Monday: Brian’s Dream Dahlias

Yes, he did indeed ply us with dahlias too, and my goodness haven’t we enjoyed appreciating these at close quarters! The quality and size of the blooms are just wonderful and the length and straightness of the stems show just … Continue reading

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In a Vase: Hello Ruby Monday

I have been drooling over these ruby coloured dahlias for a week or two, spiky ‘Nuit d’Été’ and decorative ‘Karma Naomi’, so it was a real pleasure to snip them for today’s vase and seek out other suitably ruby blooms … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Snow in Summer

The photograph doesn’t do today’s blooms justice as in reality they look like one big fluffy snowball – and having omitted to take an overhead shot you will have to just form your own impression of their snowy whiteness. The … Continue reading

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In a Much Bigger Vase on Wordless Wednesday

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In a Vase on Monday: Casualty

There should have been so many blooms to choose from for today’s vase, such as the gorgeous dahlias shown below – ‘Single Juliet’ on the left and ‘Nuit d’Été’ on the right: It wasn’t to be though, as my morning … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pink Parfait

I tried a couple of different containers for this week’s IAVOM offering before settling on this one and immediately knew it would work well as the blooms splayed out perfectly, seemingly complementing the curves of the vase itself. I would … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Patience

I could probably have come up with a butterfly themed title for today’s IAVOM, as the sweet peas (mostly Heirloom Mix) hovering amongst the single head of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ look remarkably like butterflies; but no, patience was needed to … Continue reading

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