Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Alternative

Some of you might remember this slim rectangular vase and the wild plum twigs from last week , but instead of red roses we have a red Hippeastrum. The alternative contents are, I suppose, a form of humble apology to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: And So It Goes

And every time I’ve held a rose It seems I only felt the thorns… And so it goes, and so it goes, And so will you soon I suppose… Those are the words of one of the newer songs my … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Skinny

During the week I gave a slim little posy of fragrant sarcococca and colourful Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ to a friend and, finding it simple but pleasing, decided to repeat it for today’s vase with the addition of a sprig of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: It Makes Scents

I have three pots of hyacinth in Greenhouse No 5 (The Coop); two contain bulbs I started myself back in October whilst the other was a gift. I had in fact purchased three different varieties myself, but when I came … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Teeny Tiny

I may not have put much effort into creating today’s vase but at least it exactly what the title suggests – teeny tiny. Five primrose blooms were plucked from the same floriferous clump and popped into this little Bretby Pottery … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Old and the New

Last year I grew some ‘everlasting’ flower from seed for the first time: helichrysum, limonium (statice) and gomphrena. I hadn’t realised until they bloomed that gomphrena was a tactile everlasting flower too and although germination was patchy and I will … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In the Pink

Having spotted a few more viable blooms on Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ I cut them for today’s vase and added a sprig of near-neighbour Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’. The latter was a mere stick when I bought it a little over 5 … Continue reading

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