Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: A Pair of Snips

I have to confess that this vase was not created especially for IAVOM, but when the time came to create this week’s vase I liked the existing one so much that I decided to share it with you. The contents … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Upright Citizens

I was cajoling various allium into becoming more upright citizens yesterday when I had a little accident, changing the course of my Vase on Monday. Instead of the blooms already in mind, the shortened stem of Allium christophii became the … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: The First Cut is the Sweetest

I have been cutting Winter Sunshine sweet peas for over a month, by far the earliest of my seed sown annuals to flower, and no doubt the sweetest too. Next to bloom was cosmos, and although there are many other … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

… for tomorrow the branch they were growing on will be lopped off! In the lead up to the garden opening time is indeed very much of the essence and every day needs to be seized and filled productively, but … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sugary Confection

A quick and simple vase from me again, squeezed into yet another busy day yesterday: one of my many Caithness Glass vases with a selection of pastel coloured aquilegia, from the pleated single and double coloured ones to the curious … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Bang for Your Buck

Concise and to the point sums up today’s Monday vase: ‘Red Georgette’ tulips, multi-headed and thus giving more bang for your buck, popped into the gifted vase that you have seen many times before and accompanied by a shapely and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Victoria and Susan Have No Secrets

The three plummy purple parrot tulips in this first vase of May are Victoria’s Secret and it is certainly no secret how gorgeous they are, and as they have reappeared for at least three years I am especially pleased to … Continue reading

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