greentapestry : IAVOM ~ " The Darling Buds Of May"

Monday 24 May 2021

IAVOM ~ " The Darling Buds Of May"


Just simple pickings in today's 'In A Vase On Monday', in the shape of aquilegias which are amongst my favourite May flowers along with geranium phaeum, Solomons Seal and Jacob's Ladder. These are are the direct descendants of seeds obtained in the 1980s from The Cottage Garden Society seed exchange scheme. I think that the variety is 'Hensol Harebell'. They have gently seeded themselves about over the years sometimes in surprising nooks and crannies and are most easy going and usually disease/mollusc free. The ferny foliage has been snipped from a pot of carrots grown last year which I really must empty. The weather today is cool, breezy and not surpisingly there has been yet more rain. However the weather forecast promises some overdue warmer and oh so welcome days to come as the week unfolds.

I have treated myself to a new vase via Etsy after such a long spell of not adding a single newcomer to the vase cupboard. I like it, although the hole for inserting flowers is most restrictive in diameter. No doubt it will make another public appearance next May.

As always a virtual bouquet of flowers and thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for prompting us to share our vases each Monday.


  1. Lovely to see your new vase, and what a good photograph of the aquilegia. I thought of taking my arrangement to picture outside, but I would get soaked!

  2. I have been looking on Etsy more these days for things that are a bit different - it is a suitably seasonal vase to have and what a shame the neck is narrower than you would have liked. The little sprig of aquilegia is most at home in it with its foliar friends - very pretty indeed. Hope we all get the milder and drier weather we have been waiting for

  3. Cute vase! I can only imagine Aquilegia self-seeding about - I can barely keep these plants alive long enough to bloom once before being incinerated by our summer temperatures. Yours is lovely.

  4. Our aquilegias spring up all over the garden too. A colony of white ones has populated the are under a palm tree and I know that I haven't ever planted any white ones,

  5. A pretty vase Anna. I rather like small vase necks as the plants then stay more upright, but I rarely pick few enoughso they don't all fit in! Aquilegias are a blessing aren't they. I shall try and collect seed from some growing wild near our drive this year.


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