Category Archives: Winter

Wordless Wednesday: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

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In a Vase on Monday: Seasonal Treasures

This mid-December vase features two fragrant seasonal treasures, sprigs of candyfloss pink Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and creamy white winter honeysuckle Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’. I say they are fragrant, but I can’t smell them myself at the moment due to … Continue reading

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A Few Things on Sunday

I seem to have been playing catch-up or catch-forward a lot recently, with several posts scheduled ahead and concentrated blitzing of replying to comments when time allowed, and I apologise for my overall neglect of blogging friends and their blogs. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Wonderland

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Another Wordless Wednesday: Leaving November

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In a Vase on Monday: Scaling the Heights

Nearly everything about this Monday vase changed during its production – some of the contents, the prop, the actual vase itself, although not the title, which was triggered by the original inspiration, crab apple Malus ‘Evereste’. Originally joining the crab … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … 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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A Slight Improvement

Temperatures have gradually crept up over the course of the day to around 4°C by late afternoon, and the snowdrops were indeed quick to respond, picking themselves up, dusting themselves down and bobbing about as if they had never had … Continue reading

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