Monday, 13 April 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ Spring Bling


The last week has seen some most balmy weather and with more apparently on the way the daffodils will soon be going over. With this in mind I picked a trio of those which were not out in time for last week's vase - these being 'Minnow', 'Toto' and 'Sailboat'. I was entranced by the latter which I initially came across over at 'Lead Up The Garden Path', so many thanks to Pauline for prompting me to add these to my bulb list last autumn. I planted them in pots but having seen them in the flesh will definitely order more to plant in the borders later this year. A few sprigs of omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' then snuck their way in. The vase still felt as if there were some holes to be filled so it followed me round the garden where a couple of stems of pulmonaria jumped in the vase. I'm not absolutely sure which one it is but think that it is 'Blakes Silver', which I have to make a conscious effort not to refer to it as 'Blake's Seven'.


The little vase is one of set of four purchased recently from a well know discount supermarket. Each has its own motif. This one is my favourite of the set.

My Monday has mainly been spent travelling on a train with three changes en route so it has been quite relaxing to unwind in the garden, with a hot drink in one hand and my snipers in the other. Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who enables us to share our vases each Monday.

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful posy, the simple ones are most often the best, and how delightful those vases are. I wonder at what the discount supermarkets offer, there's definitely some bargains to be had. I have to admit that I find train travel so relaxing, not that I indulge all that often these days, but the changes do not have the same effect.

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  2. Love the pale yellow daffs and the little bits of purple for a contrast....simple and so lovely.

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  3. So pretty Anna and I like your new little vase.

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  4. That must be the discount store that begins with L rather than A.... probably too late for me to find them now :( Your pale narcissi are very gentle on the eye and are ably aided and abetted by your pulmonaria and the omphaloides (reminder, must look out for some of the latter). Have you been to your Mum's? Hope all is well. At least trains are far more reliable these days, unlike traipsing round the country in our student days.Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I simply love that little vase with a bird motif! And it matches so well with the bouquet, thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Spring Bling perfectly describes all the flowers in your vase Anna.

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  7. A very pretty Pulmonaria Anna, and I love that little vase too, especially as it was photographed outdoors with green in the background. :)

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  8. I didnt think of using pulmonaria or omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' in mine although I have both. I like your little vase so sweet

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  9. As you know, I love narcissus so your vase couldn't be better for me.

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  10. I do love the way daffodils perfume the house and make it smell of spring.

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  11. I'm so glad you like Sailboat, it's a lovely narcissus! You have made a super arrangement with all your flowers, love the new vase too.

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  12. I love these dainty Narcissus, so pretty, Sailboat is another one for next year' s list. A sweet little container too.

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  13. Beautiful vase, dear Anna, we've fallen straight into summer as well so the daffs won't last much longer but my favourites -Geranium and Einstein- are still going strong. Wouldn't have the heart to cut them although there are quite a lot now! Happy spring days :)

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