Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Isolation

Today, we have zinnias in a vase on a Monday – or rather, five zinnias in five separate test tubes. From the cutting beds, second right is ‘Purple Prince’ whilst the orange one is either ‘Orange King’ or possibly a … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Meadowsweet

Have I managed to fool you into expecting a vase filled with the wildflower meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)?! Instead, however, we have a vase of cultivated cornflowers and grasses, standing on a piece of artificial turf. A sweet meadow (of sorts), … Continue reading

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In Six Jam Jars on Sunday (aka IAVOM)

Another brief post from me, but I am sure that opening our garden twice in the last few days is a good enough excuse, if an excuse was needed! I will feedback in due course, probably after our big group … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Apricots

Just a very quick vase post from me this Monday, with a quickly snipped clutch of Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ and foliage from the ‘devil’s plant’ (symphoricarpos) that I expended a lot of energy trying to remove from the hedge. … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Home Fires

Today’s vase contains a number of yesterday’s firsts – the unnamed dahlia, the three calendula varieties (Indian Prince, Sunset Buff and Snow Princess) – and Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’, another photographed but unused first, Euphorbia oblongata and a temporarily russet fern. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Standing Under the Shoulders of Giants

I have never created a vase of such gigantic stature before, for a variety of absences – lack of particularly tall plants, tall vases and a place to display the finished article, not to mention that excessive height can be … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Dark and Brooding

I had no preconceived plans for today’s vase but, once rambling with the secateurs began, it was the range and complexity of form of aquilegias in the borders that jumped out at me. Instead of a dolly mixtures confection, however, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

I have not allowed myself to sway from the original intention of using purely sweet peas in today’s vase: after all, they deserve it, brightening the greenhouse where they are grown and filling it with a sublime fragrance. For those … Continue reading

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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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