Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Murder Mystery

It was the butler wot did it, Guv – in the library, with the candlestick… I couldn’t resist the murder mystery focus for this week’s vase, and I know when I last used this doll’s skull (dug up some years … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

These sweet peas are indeed sweet, both by the traditional definition of ‘sweet’ and its modern meaning, ‘awesome’ or something along those lines. An early variety bred to grow in lower light levels, ‘Winter Sunshine’ was introduced to me by … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Jewels and the Crown

It’s good to use something different in my Monday vases, and today I have snipped stems from Ixia ‘Panorama’, also known as African corn lilies, a half hardy tender bulb that has been overwintered in a pot in the greenhouse. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: We’ll Gather Lilacs

Although you’re far away And life is sad and grey I have a scheme, a dream to try I’m thinking, dear, of you And all I meant to do When we’re together, you and I We’ll soon forget our care … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Slightly Sultry

Again I dithered; it would be so easy to cut tulips again, but then there was the cow parsley and that white lilac garden escapee I had been admiring on our walks – and the many other contenders in the … Continue reading

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Blitz, Blitz, Ballroom Blitz

With so many things coming into bloom for the first time this season, I planned to throw as much as I could at today’s vase and the title came to me on one of our daily walks, all the more … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cuckoo in the Nest

I certainly did not expect to have a hippeastrum (aka amaryllis) flowering in the middle of April, but something clearly went awry with my plans to have amaryllis blooming in the Coop when visitors came to our open garden in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Decisions, Decisions…

There were so many things in the garden to choose from and pop into a vase today that making a decision could have been really hard, perhaps requiring the toss of a coin to see what made the final cut. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Stark/Contrast

On one of our recent walks I picked up a beautifully lichen encrusted twig, knowing it would appear in a vase sometime soon, and today popped back to the alleyway I mentioned in Friday’s post to pick a stem of … Continue reading

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In a Vase in Monday: Dodecahedral

There were no preconceived ideas in my head when I ventured forth on my mission yesterday to cut blooms for Monday’s vase – if anything, I was perhaps expecting a posy of little stems, a mix of the best of … Continue reading

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