greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ 'Purple Haze'

Monday 30 March 2020

In A Vase On Monday ~ 'Purple Haze'

A friend texted me this morning to say that as we should have been meeting this morning for our reading group monthly meeting and perhaps we should swap notes of what we are all reading. In fact it had not even registered with me that it was the last Monday of the month. Apart from everyday being much of a muchness I have mislaid my diary. It's funny how I'm missing it even though I've got nowhere to go. Anyway her text certainly reminded me that it's Monday so went out into the garden to cut a few snippets for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'.

In my vase are :
  • Iris reticulata 'Scent Sensational' - this was the last of my little irises to flower. It certainly lives up to its name as I can discern the scent without crinkling my nose too much.
  • A head of anemone blanda - this has been in flower for a while now with flowers still to come.
  • A sprig of pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'. The predominant colour of the flowers is blue.
  • A couple of sprigs of a blue flowering vinca minor which are doing their best to hide in the background.
The little bottle is one of a collection of five different colours, a present from my sister a couple of years ago or so.

I see that our lovely hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' is sharing spring flowers today along with a gem with a most topical hidden message. Do pay her a visit if you haven't already.


  1. Oh I wonder what you are reading, Anna, you didn't say? I love your little vase of blues, so sweet. Thanks for sharing it

  2. Oh sweet, I have some of those anemones but hadn't thought of cutting them. It's good to have some tiny vases for such things. I had a meeting this morning on Zoom which is a interactive video program thingy. You can all see each other and talk etc. Free to use for up to 40min meetings so perhaps your book group could use it. It was so nice to talk to some other people!

  3. I always love a confection of blue flowers. With all my usual weekly activities out the window (and little clue as to what the future will bring), I find myself losing track of what day it is as well. Best wishes Anna!

  4. Gorgeous colours all together in your little vase Anna. �

  5. Oh, what a relief! My comment finally worked! I used a different browser. ��

  6. A most charming little posy, Anna. And I'm wondering too what you're reading...strange times but thankfully we have our gardens, that's much more than most people have and I think I'd go mad without it. Take care, my friend, and let's hope for better times xx

  7. I remembered there was a song called 'Purple Haze'..I have brought it up, the words are apt. A charming little arrangement and I love the green colour of the Vinca so beautifully matched to show off the blooms.

  8. I love all the blues and the glass is lovely. It is difficult to keep track of the days at the moment, it is a good thing we have a Monday vase to anchor us into the week.

  9. Google is allowing me to comment! I like Stashers reference to ‘purple haze’. I think Vinca is a much underrated plant.

  10. I grew some anemone blanda and like the min irises they disappeared.


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