Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: What Goes Around…

…comes around, and on Friday friends came around for lunch, bringing a nice bottle of wine and a pretty posy of flowers from their garden – so far, so to be expected. Apart from the sedum, though, all the flowers … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory…

…of dahlias, that is. Hard to believe that it was only in 2013 that I tentatively dipped a toe into dahlia waters, only to have it nibbled off by earwigs. Things were not much better the following year until blogging … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Daisy, Daisy

The generosity of Cosmos ‘Dazzler’ and Anemone japonica (probably ‘Honorine Jobert’) are at the heart of this vase, hence the ‘Daisy, Daisy’ of the title; plans for using the prop of a card reproducing a vintage bicycle advert were scotched … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sky

Although I decided last week that I would take advantage of the heavenly blue of this Caryopteris for today’s vase, its form and title went through many transformations before reaching the end result shown above. The soft grey green of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Eastern Inspiration

The eastern inspiration for today’s vase was the ‘Chinese asters’, Callistephus chinensis ‘Gala Mixed’, which for some reason despite having been sown at the beginning of April has only just begun to flower. Bearing in mind how imminent the first … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Kaleidoscope

It’s good to be back home again after nearly a week away in Ireland with the campervan, and although a neighbour had been watering the greenhouse and pots in our absence it seemed as if the garden was just as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: For My Big Girl

We recently had a brief visit from Elder Daughter and The Poppet, all of us trying to cram what we have to do into what seems like so little time. Lovely to see them both, and for her and Younger … Continue reading

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