greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ Leafy Lovelies

Monday, 21 January 2019

In A Vase On Monday ~ Leafy Lovelies

I have strayed a little from the straight and narrow with this week's offerings for 'In A Vase On Monday' as the contents have not come straight from the garden or allotment.

My first snippet is from my kitchen windowsill, where just in front of the garlic jar are a couple of glass containers containing some baby spider plants. It's a great source of hope at this time of year to see new plants in the making and certainly makes washing the dishes more exciting. The baby spiders will be potted up in due course ready for our allotment plant sales later in the year.

My other snippet comes about as a result of the annual January look through and purge of last year's photos which are taking up too much space on the computer. These were taken at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. They were part of a display by Plantagogo, specialist growers of heuchera, heucherallas and tiarellas and show how attractive the foliage of these plants can be when displayed floating on water.

If these float your boat I still have another floating floral creation up my sleeve which I will share in due course. 

A special vote of thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for enabling us to share our Monday vases.


  1. My sister is overrun with spider plants - I have had to adopt one so no doubt I will soon be overrun too. I am more brutal than her though as she grows on every little baby. Love the floating displays.

  2. I love all the heuchera leaves and there are more and more fabulous colours coming out all the time. My trouble is the new hybrids don't seem very long lasting in my garden.

  3. Spider plants always look so fresh and green, whatever the time of year, so will be an asset on your kitchen window sill. I agree with Chloris that sadly some of the newer heucheras tend not to last long, which is a shame. I remember when I first came across Plantagogo at BBC Gardeners' World and being gobsmacked by the variety of leaves

  4. Like Chloris, I find many of the new and gorgeous heucheras to be more short lived in my garden than their predecessors. Floating the leaves is a fabulous idea. The baby spiders look so fresh and full of life, a perfect balm for winter-weary eyes.

  5. Since growing one tiarella and then acquiring a second one...I was confused by the differences. Floating leaves on water is a great way of enjoying the differences. Love the spider plants all together and great light for the picture.

  6. I've never been a fan of spider plants but I do like these little vases of shooting snippets. I can't resist propagating things. The floating leaves are lovely, I have quite a nice collection now and most of them look good even in January.

  7. I could try the floating leaves with my scented pelargoniums.

  8. I often have coleus rooting by my kitchen sink - and my computer. I love heucheras, heucherallas and tiarellas. Unfortunately, the colored varieties aren't long-lived here, although I'm trying a new variety, Heuchera 'Marmalade', this year. So far, so good.

  9. I love the floating leaves, such interesting colours.


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