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Monday, 19 February 2018

In A Vase On Monday ~ Sweet Harmony


The search was on for another vase to put this week's 'In A Vase On Monday' in. It's a small white milk jug sprigged with a pattern of green flowers but it decided to hide itself so well that I couldn't find it. I think that it might have displayed this week's contents better than the dark blue little jug does but it was not to be.

There was a definite hint of spring in the air this weekend especially on Saturday when the sun made an appearance and it was a joy to be outside. It might have been a brief taste of what is still to come as we are heading for another cold spell but it was most welcome.

In my heading towards spring but not quite there yet vase this week are :
  • Iris reticulata 'Harmony' - early flowering and exquisitely marked.
  • Some snowdrops - not any of my specials this week but still every bit as special.
  • Cardamine quinquefolia - this is an early flowering woodland spring perennial which is easy, hardy and soon clumps up. It is an excellent companion for hellebores, especially the darker flowered ones, as well as for snowdrops and pulmonarias. The plant does a complete disappearing act in the summer.
  • A couple of 'Tête-à-tête' daffodils. Those in the ground have still to flower. These heads came from one of those cheap supermarket pots of little daffies. I probably bought it either last year or the year before. Whatever its vintage it has overwintered in a little pot tucked close up to the house walls. These pots always amaze me as the bulbs just sit on top of the compost and have no warm blanket of compost covering them. Obviously they don't read the books as they still go ahead and flower.
I see that our hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' has also included irises in her tea party vase this week. If you've not already had a peek please do so.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely selection, and a lovely blue milk jug!

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  2. I love the boldness and playfulness of all the colors together! It's quite a striking vase display!

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  3. It's so nice to think that we are enjoying some of the same flowers in our gardens at the moment Anna. I can't bare to pick my Iris reticulata but I'm going to grow some in pots next year that I can bring inside.

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  4. Wow! What a blast of colour - so cheery!

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  5. The blue of the vase is such an excellent contrast for the snowdrops..then you crown the lot with more deep blue. There is richness in this arrangement.

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  6. We were certainly on the same wavelength for our vases today,Anna - and what a stunning blue your iris are! Actually, Percy Picton was invited to my tea party too but he shied away at the last minute and is sitting on his own instead so the ladies will no doubt be gossiping in his absence. Your natives look just right with your iris though, and the splash of colour from your T a T is just a taste of all those others to come in perhaps only a few weeks

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  7. Be still my heart...what a beautiful blue teapot and perfect to make the iris and other blooms pop! Oh I want to see my early spring blooms soon....having a hard time waiting.

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  8. The blue container is perfect for the snowdrops and yellow daffodils. Really makes the gold bits of the iris stand out. A welcome cup of spring!

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  9. This is so very blue with a little hint of sunshine and then the pure white. Gorgeous.

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  10. So pretty Anna. Your little irises match the little jug perfectly.

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    1. exactly the right tone of blue on jug and iris!

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  11. Hopefully you'll find your white milk jug before snowdrop season is over, Anna, but I think the blue jug looks great with them, especially with the addition of those gorgeous blue Irises.

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  12. Such a charming posy, Anna, and the blue is just awesome. Harmony has just joined Katherine on my list. It's so important to have early flowers. Have a good week :)

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  13. Most of our mini irises have been no show this year which is very disappointing.

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  14. The cardamine is completely new to me Anna, I must look out for them to go with the hellebores in the shady areas of the garden.

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  15. Thanks for all your kind and thoughtful comments. Please forgive me for not replying individually but I still have major problems replying to comments here. Brian - I will get in touch with you about the cardamine.

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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.