Monday, 22 September 2014

In A Vase On Monday ~ Showtime




I'm cheating this week as the vase of late summer/early autumn colour is definitely not of my own making. I came across it about a month ago at the Southport Flower Show and thought it much too attractive not to share. As you can see it won first prize in its class deservedly so my friend and I thought.

The entrant had thoughtfully written the names of all the plant material that was included and most of them are still available for picking now. The vase is the standard green vase that entries in flower arrangements at horticultural shows are always displayed in as determined by The Royal Horticultural Society. Using identical vases ensures that all contestants start at the same point and I imagine makes the judge's job much easier.

Thanks to Cathy from 'Rambling In The Garden' who came up with the excellent idea of kicking off the week with a vase of flowers. Please forgive me for bending the rules Cathy.

17 comments:

  1. That looks fabulous. A truly seasonal arrangement.

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  2. a very satisfying arrangement. Could even eat bits of it!

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  3. I also think it is a lovely arrangement! Thanks for sharing :-) Dana

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  4. It's good to see this Anna, as it reminds us of other things we can use in our vases apart from flowers - very effective, isn't it?

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  5. It is very effective and something we can all manage at this time of the year with so many lovely berries everywhere. In fact I am going to have a go at making a berry arrangement. I am always so reluctant to pick my flowers.

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  6. It's lovely, something I should try and do as I never get round to picking things from the garden.

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  7. That's really lovely, and inspiration for next week perhaps... there are so many berries in the hedges around us right now. Glad you shared this!

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  8. Great inspiration for the autumn - there are so many lovely things in that vase! What a good idea to make an attractive collection without an flowers.

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  9. Lovely. I picked some blackberries yesterday which look fantastic in a vase on their own.

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  10. Lovely vase and a worthy winner of the first prize.

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  11. I'm not surprised it won, what a wonderful autumnal looking display!

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  12. that is lovely! (nice to have the list of plants also).

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  13. Wow, that's gorgeous, and full of good ideas for vases too. A good bit of inspiration.

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  14. Thanks for all your comments which are much appreciated. I thought that it was a great example of an alternative seasonal vase.

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