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In a Vase on Monday: Also-Rans

Today’s vase contains blooms I have not used in a vase this year, and in some cases never; not necessarily because they were not worthy of inclusion, more that they were overlooked for one reason or another…also-rans. It was the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flaming Flowers That Brightly Blaze

There are so many variations of paintings of sunflowers by Van Gogh and I did not set out to recreate any of them, but they were certainly in my mind as I tried to arrange the wayward stems of my … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: My Candy Girl

Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you I don’t think zinnias haven’t been the main feature of any of my Monday vases this year, so the sunflowers I had intended to use … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Miniaturist

Unlike last week, when I used a miniature prop to accompany my Monday vase, both vase and prop are miniatures this week. The vase is a tradesman’s sample of a Bretby Pottery jug, a mere 2½ inches or 6cms tall, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Pencil Pot

I have been looking forward to using this vase for some time, as I will explain in due course. Into its shell-like interior I have placed Limonium ‘Purple Attraction’, ‘Rose Light’ and ‘Pink Pokers’, and clary ‘Pink Sundae’ and ‘Oxford … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keep the Home Fires Burning

There are a number of bright sparks warming up the cutting beds at the moment and they have come together to burn brightly in today’s vase: Calendula ‘Indian Prince’ and ‘Snow Princess’, Zinnia ‘Orange King’ and ‘Benary Giant Mixed’, Rudbeckia … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Star in the Cosmos

Sidestepping the glorious dahlias, I went to the other end of the cutting beds and picked some cosmos for the first time this year. They have been flowering for a number of weeks already but only in ones or twos, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Gaiety Club

Today I am celebrating the abundance of the cutting beds with the brightest dahlias and zinnias available, with a few others for support. David Howard is in there again, with Geoffrey Kent (red), Dorothy Rose (pink), Top Totty (purple, and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Glow Davy, Glow

I was waiting for more than just one bloom on Dahlia ‘David Howard’ before I used it in a vase: there is a small handful today so here he is and definitely glowing in a marmaladey sort of way. He … Continue reading

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