Monday, 11 May 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ "I Saw A Mouse"


The ingredients of this week's vase are geranium phaeum - one with plain leaf and one with dark blotches, anemone sylvestris, primula vulgaris 'Dawn Ansell', some foliage interest from rosa glauca prunings (which kick-started the vase) and a little mouse in the form of a flower of arisarum proboscideum, commonly known as the mouse tail plant.


The little milk jug has been aired in public before and was given to me by my mother many moons ago.

I would like to be able to say that no mice have been harmed in the making of this vase but I have a feeling that this little creature may soon wither. Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for brightening up the start of the week. Do pop over there and enjoy other vases of fabulous flowers from far and wide.

23 comments:

  1. So pretty and lovely colours. I've now got A Windmill In Old Amsterdam in my mind.

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  2. Oh I adore the vase and the flowers...perfect together and the rich burgundy flowers are lovely especially the arisarum proboscideum.

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    1. Oh thanks for your comment Donna. They did seem to complement each other nicely :)

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  3. So cool! First time I've seen Asarum proboscideum blooms used in an arrangement :)

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    1. Thanks guys :) I think that might be because it's probably not a long laster as there is very little stem. I added it for a bit of fun and because the colours complemented the other occupants of the jug.

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  4. Very pretty posy and I love the jug.

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    1. Oh thanks Su. The little jug is a favourite with me even though it has a chip on the edge. I would not use it to serve milk as my Mum intended but I can still put it to good use.

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  5. Such pretty colours. I would never have thought of using Asrum probiscideum but it looks delightful. It tends to get overlooked in the garden. A rear little jug.

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    1. It't one of those shy plants that hides away isn't it Chloris? I suppose the fact that the leaves partially obscure the flowers doesn't help matters. Probably better appreciated in a pot :)

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  6. Oh Anna, that is so sweet - everything works so well together. And how amazing to have a flower on the arisarum - this seems to be popping up in various places here, but not even the sniff of a flower... :( Thanks for sharing this cutie today

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  7. What a pretty arrangement! Burgundy and white isn't a combination I would have thought of but it's wonderful. (I'm storing this information away in my mind to copy someday.) I love the addition of the little Arisarum, which isn't a plant I've ever seen before. (The genus doesn't even appear in my western garden guide so I take that to mean it's definitely not suited to my climate.)

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  8. Love this week's vase, Anna, the jug is very pretty too. As for the mouse tail - it's so cute and made me laugh! Really should give Arisaema a try one of these days although I fear my heavy, hard-baked soil may prove quite a challenge...but that's what gardening is about, I reckon ;) Happy monday!

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  9. I hadn't thought of using the mouse plant. It's a good idea as you can't really see the flowers. I have a lovely new variegated geranium pheum, I must remember to show you a photo

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  10. A beautiful arrangement in a splendid jug, thanks for sharing, Anna!

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  11. Along with the Elephant March, 'I Saw a Mouse' was my first record as a child! Can't stop singing it now! I love your little mouse - have never seen that plant before. Is it a houseplant? Lovely vase Anna, especially the Geranium phaeum.

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  12. Love all the claret colours - and I like the idea of using a mouse in your arrangement - so unusual.

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  13. I love burgundy it is such a rich opulent colour. What a sweet little flower the mouse plant has, I wouldn't mind having that kind of mouse in the garden!

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  14. Really doe look like a mouse - it's the tail!

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  15. Hi Anna,

    Lovely vase arrangement, loving the colour combinations.

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  16. Brilliant, I love that wee mouse plant, a lovely vase of flowers, so much further on than ours :)

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  17. Very pretty! I love that little mouse tail.

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