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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

In A Vase On Monday - Teeny Tiny


A late in the day post from me to celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'In A Vase On Monday'. I was ahead of the game with my photo taken on early Sunday afternoon but sadly then was suddenly hit by a horrible tummy bug. I was out for the count yesterday and unable to put any words to my photo. Cathy came up with the challenge of filling a little vase this week and I used a glass bottle that usually resides on my dressing table. It's a little short of three inches high. I did pause to take the stopper out of it to insert :

  • An ivy flower head.
  • A few flowers from the long flowering erigeron karvinskianus.
  • A rose from 'Luisa's Daughter', a gift from my sister.
  • Some snippets of a persicaria which is still looking vibrant despite all the recent heavy rain. I used it in a vase about a month ago unsure whether it was 'Firetail' or 'Blackfield'. Our hostess Cathy suggested that it is probably 'Firetail'.
Many thanks and much love to our excellent hostess Cathy for all the encouragement, sense of fun, inspiration and dedication she has demonstrated over the last six years. 

19 comments:

  1. I partied without you but raised a glass to you...hope you are feeling better soon. Lovely little vase.

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    1. Thanks Noelle. I'm back to full fettle now πŸ˜„

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  2. Oh I do hope you are over the bug now and that it was a mere 24 hour (or less) one :( The erigeron has certainly been the star of our little vases and as you will have seen I have persicaria in mine too. Aren't persicaria amazing? Mine are mostly still in full flower too. Good to see ivy flowers as well - I love them and have used some in a posy I was taking to my voluntary work at the weekend. It's wonderful having a rose named for you and it was such a clever gesture from your sister. Thanks for all you contributions to IAVOM over the years - you must be up towards 300 vases in that time I would guess...!

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    1. Six years of hosting a meme deserves a bouquet. Congratulations, Cathy!

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    2. Yes it was one of those 24 hour bugs Cathy and although it left me pretty whacked out for a couple of days after I'm ok now thanks. Persicarias are certainly stars although I just wish that the leaves were more attractive. I think that I will fall well short of 300 vases but I'm going to have a count of the tally. It's been a pleasure to contribute πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜˜ Cathy certainly does deserve a bouquet Diana πŸ’

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  3. I hope you are feeling better today Anna. Your little vase is lovely - using an ivy flower is such a nice idea. I'd say the Persicaria is Firetail too, as my Blackfield is quite a bit darker and shorter, but I suppose they do vary according to position. Nice to see you used Erigeron too - quite a few vases included some this week. :)

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    1. Much better now thanks Cathy. Ivy flowers are very quiet but a bonus late in the year and the bees love them. Another vote of 'Firetail' πŸ˜„ The erigeron certainly was a star this week.

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  4. Hope you're feeling better. Lovely vase.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and good wishes Suzie πŸ˜„

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  5. This is just lovely, Anna, and I like the Sedum background. Hope you're feeling better again. Ivy is often ignored which is sad as it's such a great plant for wildlife. Just read in Country Living that one berry is equivalent to a Mars bar as for calories...well, that's for birds, I guess. ;) And I love the way it's alive with bees at flowering time.

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    1. I'm much better thanks Annette. Yes ivy flowers are great for the birds and bees and just get on with things without any to do. I like that Country Living snippet πŸ˜„

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  6. Hope you are feeling better. It’s going to be difficult to find flowers for a while.

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    1. I am much better thanks Sue. Yes finding flowers to pick or want to pick will be a challenge for me now until spring πŸ˜’

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  7. Gosh, I hope you have recovered from your bug, no fun there. I love the bright 'Firetail' against the green backdrop, reminds me that Christmas is not all that far away!

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes Eliza. It certainly wasn't fun whilst it lasted! I see what you means about Christmas - red and green are the best seasonal colours as far as I'm concerned πŸ˜„

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  8. I hope you're feeling better now, Anna! You did a great job meeting Cathy's size time. I love your 'Luisa's Daughter' rose too.

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    1. Thanks Kris. It was a challenge to find a small container. The rose is a beauty and has quite a pleasant fragrance too.

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  9. How pretty. The persicaria gives it a striking flash of colour. Lovely Cathy has just sent me some persicaria cuttings. I hope you are feeling better now.

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  10. Oh what a great present to receive Chloris πŸ˜„ I'm very much improved thank you.

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