Monday, 10 April 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ 'Small is Beautiful'


The flowers in today's 'In A Vase On Monday' are lathyrus vernus or the spring pea which is one of my favourite early spring flowering perennials, not just for the flowers, but also for its attractive fern-like foliage. Oh and there's also the bonus that it seems to be pest and disease free (says she whispering softly). I wanted to pick a few blooms before all the flowers had gone over. Some are already developing seed pods. This year I'm determined to collect seed which always seems to manage to evade me.

The little vase has come from my Mum's house and is one of a number that she painted herself. It's teeny, tiny being all of two inches high but just the right companion for dainty blooms.

Thank you as always to the lovely Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting.

13 comments:

  1. The flowers are a lovely colour aren't they?

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  2. What a spectacular sweet pea, Anna! I've never seen that species but will have to hunt it down. The vase is a perfect match too.

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  3. My favourite combination of colours!

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  4. Oh how lovely that the pretty little vase is your Mum's handiwork. AS you say, it is perfect for these 'spring peas' which I had never come across until recently and need to look out for - or perhaps ask for seed of, if you do manage to collect some...!

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  5. delicious mix of pink and blue and purple in those flowers.

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  6. You've always such unusual vases, Anna, and to have sweet peas beginning of April - wow, what an achievement! Happy Easter, Annette

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  7. I didn't know there was an early flowering sweet pea, Anna - I'll have to do some research, what a fabulous colour! I love your little vase, it was the first thing that caught me eye, so pretty.

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  8. Your vase is so pretty Anna, and the purply edges to your sweet peas goes very well. Perhaps I should try growing sweet peas again this year...

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  9. Love the vase and the flower.Your mom painted the vase? Nice:)

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  10. The flowers are such a beautiful color and I love that the vase came from your family and your mother painted it. There's nothing like the first blooms of spring and itmens tat remind us of loved ones.

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  11. A new sweet pea to me, it obviously flowers earlier that the usual perennial sweet pea.

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  12. I didn't know there was a spring sweet pea - I must seek that one out :)

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  13. Such a pretty vase - and a talented mother! I love Lathyrus vernus too - but here it would be toast quite quickly. So delightful to be able to enjoy yours!

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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.