greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ Take Two

Monday, 3 April 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Take Two

Today's 'In A Vase On Monday' morphed into something else in the making thereof. An allotment visit yesterday revealed some anemone caen 'Syphide' flowers in full fettle, so these were picked to be the star of today's vase. They were joined by a trio of tulips (one seems to be photo shy) from the pots that time forgot and some lunaria annua 'Chedglow'. Something didn't seem quite right though - the penny was not long to drop. Whilst 'Sylphide' looks brilliant growing at the allotment the flowers are a very much in your face pink and dominated the vase at the expense of its companions. A touch of light was needed - either pink or white or the anemones needed to shed their company. A flying trip to the allotment late this morning provided the answer in the shape of some white blossom along the road leading to the site. There was such a profusion of blossom that I didn't feel guilty snipping the odd branch for my vase. I'm not sure what the blossom is although I know that there are some cherry trees along the road.

The vase is an old favourite which my Mum gave me many moons ago after I came across it lurking in a cupboard.

As always thanks to our hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who is the muse behind this great way to start off the week.


  1. The branches of spring blossoms set the other bold flowers off quite beautifully!

  2. This is a gorgeous combination, Anna. I really love the dark tulips with the pink anemones, set off beautifully by the blossom. Our greengage tree is in full blossom and it looks similar, so it could be a form of plum. I really like the green vase, too!

  3. It's fun what one can find lurking in one's cupboards now and again! The anemones are beautiful - I'm glad you found proper companions for them.

  4. I have some anemone de Caen tubers to plant but I have read differing advice on when and how to plant. When did you plant yours and did you plant directly in the soil?

  5. Oh, yes, the blossom balanced everything out just so. Beautiful combination which shouts "spring has arrived!"

  6. A lovely arrangement Anna. The dark colour of the tulips really enhances the anemone. And the vase is a perfect colour to compliment! (Wish I could find something as nice lurking in a cupboard!)

  7. I think your pink Anemone is lovely Anna (but I do love the blue ones too) and this time of year vibrant colours are so cheerful. The white blossom does make a pretty backdrop though. The Blackthorn is on the verge of opening here, so I might try that in a vase.


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