Monday, 17 August 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ "Anyone For An After Eight?"


A slightly late vase on a Monday from me this week - not quite after eight but almost. This week's pickings are definitely verging on the rushed plonk it in end of the spectrum, having returned home this afternoon after a weekend away. So in my vase this week are :

  • The yellow flower heads of bronze fennel. I must take the time here to explain that the mega cluster of snails browsing on fennel which featured on a recent Wordless Wednesday postwere not resident either in my garden or at the allotment plot. Thank goodness! As Annette from 'Annette's Garden' rightly guessed I photographed them on holiday in France. I have seen similar clusters on other holidays in France but have also came across snails gathered in such numbers on the Northumberland coast.
  • The pale mauve flowers of clematis jouiniana x 'Praecox,' which can either be grown as ground cover or as a climber. 
  • The soft and fluffies are from a new to me this year grass - Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' which is rapidly becoming a favourite.
  • Aster amellus 'King George'. I know that some asters have undergone name changes of late so forgive me if this is one of them. I'm feeling somewhat frazzled after a packed liked a tin of sardines noisy train journey so the old grey matter is not feeling up to the necessary research. 
  • Dahlia 'Twyning After Eight', with its white flowers and deliciously dark foliage. I must remember to have a go at taking some cuttings from this next year. The tuber has been going for several years now but I lost its companion last year.



The last two occupants have short stems so hence the vase is on the small size. It's one that I've had for sometime so its origins are somewhat misty but was probably bought in a charity shop. 



Thanks as always to the lovely Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who so kindly provides a weekly platform for us to showcase our vases. It's much appreciated.

14 comments:

  1. Anna this is such a lovely vase from the garden showing all its current beauty. I love asters and you remind me to start using them. I love the addition of the grass heads that just make this arrangement perfect.

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  2. Very pretty Anna. I thought the Dahlia was a Zinnia at first . What a lovely one it is. It goes so well with the pretty Pennisetum. Do you find Karley Rose is a stayer? I haven' t had much luck over wintering the red leaved ones.

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  3. Sorry you had such a trying train journey. Mine was an hour late due to a cancellation coming back from London last week but although full it wasn't unpleasant and I will get my money back for the delay! Good to see your clematis in the vase - I found the unopened buds did well in water for most of the week. What a pretty shade of dahlia - and with dark leaves! Like Chloris I had heard Karley Rose wasn't much of a stayer so I have avoided her - hope yours survives... Thanks for rushing home and sharing your vase with us :)

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  4. Your vase is beautiful, Anna, I like the combination of colours very much!

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  5. somehow your just plonked, is a delight!

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  6. The best thing about this meme is getting ideas from other bloggers, the Pennisetum looks wonderful in your vase and I must find room for an aster. All your flowers are beautiful, but together even more so.

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  7. It's a beautiful composition, even if prepared at the last minute. Pennisetum adds grace to every arrangement, I think.

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  8. Very prettily plonked Anna; I had Dahlia 'Twyning After Eight' on my list for this year's dahlias but in the end I didn't find it here. I will search it out though it is lovely.

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  9. Love the vase, and the flowers too are interesting. The grass seed heads are really interesting too.

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  10. Maybe a swap next spring, a rooted piece of your Karley Rose for some of my Gooseneck Loosestrife? I have sent plants by post before...Cathy said they arrived the next day in good form.

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  11. Cute vase, and the various purples in the grasses, center of the Dahlia, and asters all look great together, with the yellow for contrast. What a cute arrangement, and so feathery.

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  12. Oh, I love that dahlia, the flowers just sing against the dark foliage. Such a pretty arrangement.

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  13. I can see why the Pennisetum has become a favourite. A lovely seasonal vase, Anna.

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  14. Lovely. Gorgeous combinations and a very sweet vase. I do love that dahlia. I think I have a dahlia addiction which which growing by the day. I'm on Instagram which is awash with so many dahlias at the moment. I think a whole bed might be devoted to them next year. ;)

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- Anna.