Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Amazing Grace

This vase of tulips may not be quite as graceful as I would have liked but as they are the first tulips I have been able to pick this year they are a tribute to the amazing gracefulness of tulips … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sugar and Spice

Thanks for keeping IAVOM afloat last week whilst I was away and apologies for not doing my job as a hostess as much as I would have liked. I was able to read all your comments and kind words and … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday: Big Skies

Up at my Mum’s for a few days, I have but a simple and brief offering today: a vase of daffodils, plucked from a bed normally overgrown with reeds and hogweed where they are currently the only visible occupants. Not … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Testing, Testing

I was tempted by all sorts of delicacies for today’s vase – tiny emergent scillas, the first Anemone blanda, various primula/polyanthus, and even some tulips which were eagerly reaching out for Sunday’s warmth and sunshine – but either there were … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday: Now We Are Six

Blogging For six years, And rambling too (vases came later); From brief And private Beginnings Came years Of friendship, Inspiration, And so much more: Many words, Many gifts, and A greater understanding Of my garden, Of the world And of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Nearly There

The photo doesn’t really do today’s Monday vase justice as in reality it is rather more striking than it might appear; its height, however, made finding a plain background to photograph it against difficult. Extending to 60cms or 2 feet … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pot of Promises

Travelling to our NGS lunch yesterday, barely 20 miles from home, to pick up posters and publicity material for this summer’s garden openings (as well as eating our lovely lunch!), we drove down lanes with snow banked several feet high … Continue reading

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