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In a Vase on Monday: the Jewels and the Crown

It’s good to use something different in my Monday vases, and today I have snipped stems from Ixia ‘Panorama’, also known as African corn lilies, a half hardy tender bulb that has been overwintered in a pot in the greenhouse. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Slightly Sultry

Again I dithered; it would be so easy to cut tulips again, but then there was the cow parsley and that white lilac garden escapee I had been admiring on our walks – and the many other contenders in the … Continue reading

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Blitz, Blitz, Ballroom Blitz

With so many things coming into bloom for the first time this season, I planned to throw as much as I could at today’s vase and the title came to me on one of our daily walks, all the more … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cuckoo in the Nest

I certainly did not expect to have a hippeastrum (aka amaryllis) flowering in the middle of April, but something clearly went awry with my plans to have amaryllis blooming in the Coop when visitors came to our open garden in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Decisions, Decisions…

There were so many things in the garden to choose from and pop into a vase today that making a decision could have been really hard, perhaps requiring the toss of a coin to see what made the final cut. … Continue reading

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In a Vase in Monday: Dodecahedral

There were no preconceived ideas in my head when I ventured forth on my mission yesterday to cut blooms for Monday’s vase – if anything, I was perhaps expecting a posy of little stems, a mix of the best of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Needs Must

We went for a walk yesterday morning and I found some comfrey* flowering on our route so decided to pluck it for Monday’s vase along with some nearby arum leaves. Having already passed an escapee branch of mahonia on the … Continue reading

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Eight Years and More Than Eight Benefits

As of today, I have been rambling in the garden on this blog for eight years – not that it seems anything like eight years of course. To celebrate, I thought I would share eight spring blooms plucked on one … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Change of Plan

I did have a blue and white vase in mind for today, not this one but one containing blue and white Anemone blanda; when I came to cut the flowers, however, there were no longer any blue anemones in a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was inevitable there would be Tête-à-Tête in a vase here today, as perhaps there has been at some point in February or March every year of IAVOM’s existence, and joining the Tête-à-Tête were several silver birch twiglets, snipped from … Continue reading

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