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In a Vase on Monday, Ninth Anniversary: the Phoenix and the Carpet

Nine years ago, I began posting a vase of flowers or other material from my garden every Monday, in a bid to encourage myself to get into the habit of doing so. Encouraging others to join in if they chose … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Life More Sweet

Hath not old custom made this life more sweet (Shakespeare, As You Like It) In no way had I envisaged today’s vase, but my journey to the bottom of the garden, secateurs in hand, was cut short by the sweet … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spooky…

… not really! Walking past a card shop last week, I spotted these Halloween pumpkin mugs in the window; finding they were half price, at just £4, was an opportunity not worth resisting, even if the mug only gets used … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Ebony and Ivory

With October running away with itself, taking with it the remainder of the late-flowering blooms, I considered several different options for today’s vase, knowing that next week might be too late. Should I go (clockwise from top left) with a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Autumn Joy

The sedum included in this vase may not actually be S spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, but I suspect it is as I have had it for many years, probably bringing it from previous gardens; in those days there were no such … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Singletons

Today’s starting point was some tithonia blooms that I had been loathe to pick because it would have meant either short stems or losing the potential of other buds; however, Chris of County Gardening assured me that the plants would … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bishops and Chiefs

I was lacking inspiration for a title for today’s vase on Monday, and came up with the lame ‘Red, Red Wine’ because of the deep red of the dahlias and the availability of a prop, a fridge magnet with teeny … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: The Queen is Dead…Long Live the King!

Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’, Caryopteris ‘Heavenly Blue’ and white Limonium (statice) in a lead grey Prinknash Pottery jug, a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral and to her son, King Charles III. Despite this … Continue reading

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In Vase on Monday: Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness…and Spiders!

For many of us, the opening lines of Keats’ poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ are immediately brought to mind when autumnal colours become prevalent in our gardens and seasonal low-lying mists begin to hang over river valleys and other hollows. One … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Froth

It occurred to me recently that there were a number of things in the garden that just got with things without making a fuss – and without ever appearing in a vase on Monday either – and all the contents … Continue reading

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