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In a Vase on Monday: a Close Shave for a 4th Anniversary

Four years and 208 vases ago, IAVOM began and has since grown to the popular meme is today. I started the weekly vase as an incentive to myself so its popularity has exceeded any expectations I might have had. These … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Whizz! Flash! Bang!

No prizes for guessing what this vase alludes to: yes, fireworks! As I write this post, the day before it appears, there is indeed an occasional, whizz, flash or bang outside and a smell of smoke in the air outside … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bright Eyes

Yesterday, whilst contemplating picking and plonking for today’s vase, I was very aware of a forecasted minimum overnight temperature of 3ºC with the potential for frost and felt a strange dilemma – part of me was excited about this turning … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Just in Case

Knowing we would be in Edinburgh today for our now annual meeting-up of family and, just in case I wasn’t able to ‘beg, borrow or steal’ any blooms for a vase while was away, when I put together a little … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

A mixed day, in fact, as a sunny morning yesterday gave way to a sudden short but heavy shower when I was in the greenhouse, then again as I prepared to photograph this vase, as you can see from the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Late Flowering Lust

Today’s vase celebrates late flowering blooms of the summer garden (without resorting to dahlias or the few continuous flowering roses), all lustworthy in their own right. Stuffed into this ‘Handpicked with Love’ vase (a gift from the lovely Anna of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Coffee n’ Cake

Regular visitors to Rambling in the Garden will have guessed from the title what is being featured in today’s vase, without even seeing the photo: Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’. This distinctive decorative dahlia has large heads in a milky coffee … Continue reading

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