greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ Handpicked With Love

Monday, 12 June 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Handpicked With Love

This week's 'In A Vase On Monday' just had to feature my new vase, bought recently at a well known supermarket for the princely sum of £3.00. The flowers within were all picked at the allotment this afternoon and are :

  • Leucanthemum vulgare or ox-eye daisy growing at the back of the community greenhouse. It is also known as the moon daisy which I think is most apt as the flowers seem to be gently glowing.
  • Briza maxima - growing at the front of the community hut. This self seeds in the same spot every year which is most considerate of it.
  • Buddleja globosa which I've just found out is also known as the Chilean orange ball tree. These were snipped from a shrub growing near the allotment perimeter fencing. I wish that I had clocked the shrub a week or two ago as the flowers are going over but it's a part of the site that I rarely walk past. I wonder if this self seeds like buddleja davidii. A search for tiny offspring didn't produce any sightings. I will now be keeping my eyes peeled.
  • Finally from my own plot a few sprigs of helichrysum italicum also known as the curry plant. Just stroke the leaves and you know how it got its common name. As somebody who pulls a face at  the mere mention of curry I'm not sure why I grow it other than I'm partial to its silvery foliage. The flower is a soft yellow when in bud, before opening to reveal brighter in your face yellow, which again makes me wonder what possessed me to plant it in the first instance. Anyway I've become fond of it over the years so I daresay it's not going anywhere.
Thanks as always to our hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who inspires to share our pickings in a vase each Monday.


  1. Now that's a useful vase, Anna - could you give us a clue as to which supermarket you found it in, please? Actually, I am guessing L**l as I know you shop there...? And what useful snippets you have picked with love, all very obliging - that buddleja has such a distinctive look to it and is perfect with the other bits and bobs. Thanks for sharing

  2. I had some of those daisies on the plot but they seem to have disappeared. Pity as I liked them. Try cuttings from the buddleia. I once used some pruning as sticks to mark a row and they rooted. They root really easily.

  3. That is really lovely Anna, love the simplicity of the white, and with the vase the entire thing is endearing!

  4. Love the vase and the sentiment behind it. I can't get Briza to grow, I've tried and I know they should be easy perhaps I'll just have to buy a pot and then they'll seed around.

  5. What a cute vase and perfect for all of us! I was remembering that I used to have a Buddleja globosa and wondering where to get another one and here is some in your vase. I find twigs stuck in the ground root very readily so I'd give that a go. I try it with many shrubs. Your arrangement is fresh and dainty.

  6. I really love your new vase Anna, and its contents too. The buddleia is very striking and I don't think I have seen one before. I've got a Buddleja weyeriana called 'Sungold', but it is simply an orange version of normal buddleia with long flowers. You have created such a lovely combination - I am not keen on the smell of the curry plant (although I love curry!) which is sold as an annual here.

  7. those Chilean oranges ... those I do like.

  8. Thanks for all your lovely comments and the propagation tips. The vase comes from A **a :)


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