Monday, 27 June 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ Feeling Blue


The intended main stars for this week's vase played up. Firstly the dahlias wouldn't oblige, with just one open flower of 'Snowflake' and one almost open flower but name forgotten dahlia at the allotment. It was interesting to watch the race with the newly planted in a pot 'Snowflake' getting there first. The allotment dahlia has come through the winter in the ground and is going to be a sizeable plant this year. Still one dahlia does not a vase make so I was most pleased to see three flowers of anemone coronaria 'Mr Fokker'. However in my haste I cut one stem too short and beheaded the other two flowers. The air was blue never mind my vase. 

So in this week's vase are cornflowers 'Blue Ball' and 'Black Ball" and sweet peas from the allotment.  In need of a high vis vest a couple of sprigs of vetch, which I picked from a patch growing just outside the allotment on my way out this afternoon. If you screw your eyes hard enough you can just about see them. Finally from the garden some foliage in the shape of lonicera 'Baggesen's Gold' and a trio of the tantalising geum 'Totally Tangerine'.

The vase is yet another new acquisition from a trip into Chester last week for a hair cut. I have to pass a charity shop from the front window of which two vases waved at me. I think that this one is possibly a milk jug. 

With a special thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting 'In A Vase On Monday'.

11 comments:

  1. You nearly have dahlias in flower - and it's still June?! How exciting! Look forward to some in a vase very soon - and hope that you will be kinder to Mr Fokker in the future too ;)Glad to see your cornflowers are still doing well - don't they look good alongside Geum TT in your gorgeous new blue acquisition? Love the glaze on the jug

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  2. tangerine and 'black' make a splendid pair

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  3. Wonderful colour combinations again and beautifully set off in that blue jug, lovely :)

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  4. Gorgeous vase - I love orange and blue and 'Totally Tangerine' is probably a 'must have'. Scrumptious combination all round!

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  5. How is it that no matter how many vases you have you never seem to have one the correct size?

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  6. Love the blue of the jug and how you used lovely colors of flowers to off set it!

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  7. I love blue jugs, especially when the glaze is as lovely as this, a good find. Geum TT is seen on so many blogs, it is a star, performing well for everyone.

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  8. The Geum really adds some 'zest' to the vase - what a lovely blue. I feel the need for a new vase coming on! I hope this final vase cheered you up after the disappointment with the anemones and Dahlia. Have a lovely week Anna. :)

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  9. I adore this Geum and it looks cool with the blues. Hope you're feeling less blue, Anna! Some of my Dahlias survived the winter in the ground as well to my delight and have started to flower - bit early maybe but who cares ;)

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  10. Your blue jug was a good charity shop find, and really complements the arrangement. Loving the cornflowers too!

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  11. I love the random pairings of flowers, Anna, and this one works really well. On a recent walk, I was struck by some scabious growing near hemerocallis - Orange and lavender blue, amazing! I'm thinking of stealing that idea for my own garden. Btw, do you have to de-bug your sweet peas before using? Mine are covered in aphids and, no matter how careful I am, there are still bugs crawling out of the flowers a few days later - very awkward if you've gifted the flowers to someone!

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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.