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In a Vase on Monday: Home is Where the Heart Is

Today’s vase was inspired by the heart-shaped pebble found when I was bagging up the cobbles previously used around the base of the roses on the paved area to deter weeds, but recently lifted and washed. Notwithstanding its unusual shape, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Delicates, and Another

Today’s delicate vase began with some sprigs of winter jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum creeping under the bottom of the fence from a neighbour’s garden, and a search for more delicates brought winter honeysuckle Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’ and a dainty leaved ivy … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spotty

Suddenly it is Monday again and here we have a spotty vase for IAVOM. Inspired by the yellow spotty laurel Aucuba japonica and accompanied by my yellow spotty jug and a yellow spotty dice, the vase also includes ‘forced’ stems … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s a Stick Up…oops, No it Isn’t!

One of my friends bought me a quirky little vase for Christmas; made out of opaque white silicon and with a flat back, it sticks to smooth surfaces. “You will either love it or hate it,” she said, and although … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Best Laid Plans and the Optimist

Having received some flowers for my birthday earlier this month I noticed a couple of days ago that, amidst the faded stocks and dianthus, the lovely purple-blue alstroemeria still looked good, and therefore decided to base a vase around them. … Continue reading

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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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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. Robert Herrick: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’, 1648 My vase today is simple but poignant: … Continue reading

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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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In a Vase on Monday: Zen

The simple but exquisite beauty of this chrysanthemum, ‘Kiyomi No Meisui’, is the ideal candidate to provide the focus for a meditation and summon up a sense of peace and relaxation. Positioned in a black glass ikebana dish, held in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Taking Phyllis’ Fancy

With the demise of the dahlias and any lingering blooms in the cutting beds, finding blooms for a Monday vase has suddenly got a lot harder – not that we need fresh blooms, as we showed in last week’s challenge. … Continue reading

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