Category Archives: The Seasons

In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was inevitable there would be Tête-à-Tête in a vase here today, as perhaps there has been at some point in February or March every year of IAVOM’s existence, and joining the Tête-à-Tête were several silver birch twiglets, snipped from … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Three Colours

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Six on Saturday: Promising a Rose Garden

I noticed Dorris is celebrating the promises in her garden today and, coincidentally, so I am I – not strictly true I suppose, as this time of year, especially in milder winters, our gardens invariably bring much joy as countless … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Greening Up

It wasn’t a sunny day today although temperatures, at around 12°C, were the mildest they have been for a few weeks, but somehow everything looked greener and brighter. I imagine it was something to do with the quality of light … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Good Spread

There are a handful of native snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis, coming into flower in the garden although most are still just in bud; nevertheless, I decided to pluck a few for a tiny vase today. Having been systematically splitting clumps every … Continue reading

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Nearlies and Almosts

The delightful and knowledgeable Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten blooms at around this time every month, so do visit her blog to see all sorts of interesting and often unusual plants. Here, it … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: One Drop or Two?

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In a Vase on Monday: Cut and Dried

I picked up a wispy silver birch branch from one of the Golfer’s newly swept paths during the week, intending to put it in our green waste bin but, looking at it more closely and admiring its shapeliness, decided there … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Noble AND Cute

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In a Vase on Monday: Twiggy Trio

Good morning and welcome to a mid-January In a Vase on Monday, for which I had already earmarked a damaged twig of witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’, retrieving it from where it was hanging on by a mere thread of … Continue reading

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