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In a Vase on Monday: the Spider’s Touch

The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. Alexander Pope ‘An Essay on Man’, 1733 You may have guessed from recent posts that after featuring my other fantasy chrysanthemum In a Vase on … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Under the Sea

The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday, 7th Anniversary: Still Life with Pine Cone, Rosehip and Moss

Welcome to the seventh anniversary of In a Vase on Monday! Who would have thought that those small beginnings back in November 2013, when I challenged myself to begin picking flowers from the garden on a regular basis, would lead … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Pink Point

I suppose this vase makes the point that, apart from dahlias, most of the plants still blooming in the garden at the beginning of November are pink – not that that’s a bad thing in my book! The starting point … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blackfield, Black Gate

I started gathering blooms for today’s vase, cutting several stems of Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’ and a few from D ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, before heading off to look for some grasses to include and being sidetracked by Persicaria ‘Fat Domino’, before … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Sip of Summer

My intention for today’s vase was to deliberately look for more ‘also-rans’, things that haven’t yet featured in a Monday vase this year. From an earlier ramble I had been struck by the mass of blooms on this ‘Nathalie Nypels’ … Continue reading

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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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