Monday, 23 May 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ Spot The Snail


It's a scented vase this week composed of lily of the valley and some foliage in the shape of bronze fennel. The lily of the valley were a gift from my parent's garden. They started off as half a dozen or so 'pips' and have now spread the distance underneath our living room window. Flowering seems to vary from year to year and the plants that are furthest away from the wall are not as productive. It was difficult to do justice to my props, namely a Wills cigarette card depicting the flower and my little bronze coloured snail which normally lives indoors. The cigarette card is one of a set of fifty' Garden Flowers' cards. The snail came to me from my mother as does its companion an even smaller glass snail. 


Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who is the inspiration behind in 'A Vase On Monday'.

11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love lily of the valley...My's birth flower and what a scent...mine are just beginning to flower...I love your little snail...the perfect snail in the garden!

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  2. What a shame snails aren't territorial otherwise you could use it to ward off the real ones!! How lovely that your lily of the valley came from your parent's garden - my current batch came from a friend and I daresay she would give me more if I asked. Seeing a whole bunch of them like this confirms how worthwhile it is to persist with them! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Beautiful! I have seen Lily of the Valley in several vases this week and wish mine would spread a little so I could pick some. Love your props. I like snails like that... the sort that never get hungry... ;-)

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  4. I thought it was areal snail! A simple yet very pretty vase of flowers, scent must be lovely too!

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  5. I love lily of the valley, I have a small amount in my own garden and it's just started flowering. I like your snail, much nicer than the slimy molluscs we usually see in the garden.

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  6. These are a flower that reminds me of my childhood although oddly I don't remember where in the garden they were! They look stunning massed together like that.

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  7. Utterly charming, Anna, and they go so well with the purple fennel. Jack Frost is adding a touch of light, well done. I've lily of the valley too in our woodland. Some plants have to be grown for the name alone but when you get the bonus of scent and delightful flowers, all the better!

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  8. I love lily of the valley - my mum always picked a spray for me on my birthday so when I see them I think of her, sadly I can't seem to grow them.

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  9. I thought it was a real snail to start with! I love lily of the valley but my attempts to grow them in the garden have never succeeded. Sarah x

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  10. A lovely Simple arrangement surrounded by Spring foliage.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.