Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: a Little Love

Still reeling from the abundance of March blooms, it took me longer than usual to choose from amongst them for IAVOM. There were a number of options for teeny vases, but I was hoping for something bigger this week and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sticks and Stones

When writing about the pink sticks in the garden on a recent Six on Saturday, I already had in mind a Monday vase with sticks of some sort, and here they are today. The sticks I have chosen are pink … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Teeny-Weeny

The first Anemone blanda are opening, and as blue is always such a welcome sight in the garden I have picked a few buds for today’s vase and popped them into a stoneware inkwell, along with almost perpetually flowering comfrey … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flags

Flags on flags with flags…or rather iris on paving slabs with a couple of Union Jack flags! If the ‘Tête-à-tête’ hadn’t been in flower for the first time last week and therefore automatically destined for Monday’s vase, these iris would … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keen as Mustard

Narcissi are always not far behind snowdrops, hellebore and crocus, keen as mustard to remind us that spring is just around the corner. With the first ‘Tête-à-tête’ opening here this week, their appearance in a vase today was probably inevitable. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Measure for Measure

I was determined to have sprigs of my pink pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla ‘Mount Aso’, in a vase today, and ventured forth to find suitable accompaniments. Scorning the emerging blooms on Iris reticulata for being ‘too blue’, I chose different … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Not What They Seem

With a very restricted choice of blooms, I had had these Leucojum vernum or ‘spring snowflakes’ in mind for several days, and fortunately they were still blooming happily on the edge of the woodland when I went to pick them … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Winterest and Boxes

I was writing an email this week and referring to the winter interest in our garden when I realised my fingers (the 4 or 5 I use on a keyboard) had got ahead of themselves and written ‘winterest’ instead. I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chicken Soup in Torquay

Now there’s a title to keep you guessing! I had seen this garden escapee, Vinca major or greater periwinkle, growing in a local verge on recent walks, and planned to incorporate it in my next Monday vase. Once picked, with … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday on a Snowy Day

The weather forecast for yesterday, when I planned to prepare my vase, was for snow, snow and more snow; rambling briskly around the garden before the snow started I plucked a few sprigs of Arabis ‘Old Gold’ and dark leaved … Continue reading

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