greentapestry : In A Vase on Monday ~ Branching Out

Monday 18 March 2019

In A Vase on Monday ~ Branching Out

Although there was a slight mizzle falling as I took photos for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday', engaging in this activity didn't involve the same risk as last week either to me or vase. After endless days of gales or so it seems the wind has finally dropped. It's a smidgen warmer too and the weather looks as if it's on the upper as the week unfolds. There are plans for much sowing of seeds and other garden related activities.

Just a couple of bits of twiggery in my vase this week in the shape of snippings from prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis', which can be grown as a small tree or a large shrub. Mine is a tree which provides much welcome and delightful flowers in the coldest and darkest of months. In theory the tree flowers between November and March. Usually though my tree has two substantial flushes of flower, one which lives up to its name in autumn and the other in spring. It's autumn leaf colour is it's other attractive feature.

Thanks as always to our lovely hostess Cathy over 'At Rambling In The Garden' for hosting each week. I'm looking forward to some vase hopping later this evening with pen and paper in hand. No doubt the wish list will expand.


  1. Have we seen this hearts vase before, Anna? It emphasises the pale pinkness of the cherry blooms perfectly - and what a useful tree/shrub to have, with such a long flowering period. Thanks for sharing

  2. It will soon be blosson time - can't wait

  3. I'm glad your weather has improved some, Anna, and that you have pretty cherry blossoms to share. I hope you have an opportunity to get back to work in the garden as planned too.

  4. Sounds like you've had some Irish weather, Anna, glad, our days of gales are over. I love this pretty, romantic vase and you've picked the right thing to go with it. I grew this tree in Ireland but it never really performed which makes me reluctant to give it another try, maybe unfairly so? Sending spring sunshine your way xx Annette

  5. Thus Prunus is having a new spring lease of life now isn't it? It's one if my favourites, so dainty. It looks lovely in your heart vase.

  6. Your sweet vase is perfect for that lovely blossom Anna! Good to hear you are having some calmer weather. Same here, but apparently it is going to get colder again here before spring really arrives. Happy gardening!


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