greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ 'Ten Years Gone'

Monday 13 November 2023

In A Vase On Monday ~ 'Ten Years Gone'

Today we're celebrating the tenth anniversary in 'In A Vase On Monday' which has given me and many other bloggers much pleasure over the years! As well as picking for a vase most weeks it has has been so interesting to see what everyone else is growing. My wish list has certainly grown as a result and over the years new plants have been introduced into the garden. Not only that but Cathy and fellow participants are such an encouraging, supportive and welcoming bunch so there is always a warm glow to Mondays whatever else is going on in the world.

It's a most modest vase from me this week in the shape of a teeny tiny expresso cup, which is one of a motley crew of cups and mugs displayed on the Welsh dresser in our kitchen. If my memory serves me correctly it was a charity shop find many moons ago. It's French in origin, manufactured by a china producer by the name of Sarreguemines. Hopefully with some research I might be able to put an age to it.

Just a duo in my 'vase' :

  • A spray of chrysanthemum 'Bigoudi Red' - this was bought as a cutting last year and came inside the greenhouse last winter. It has since been back out but it is now back in. The plan is to take cuttings next year and to experiment with leaving the odd one outside to see if they will overwinter. It is a  darker shade of red than it appears in my photo.
  • Some snippets of an unknown physocarpus although probably 'Diablo'

Sending Cathy over at 'Rambling In the Garden' a ginormous virtual bouquet of flowers and many, many thanks for all the love and hard work you put into keeping ' In A Vase On Monday' flourishing. You're an absolute star! 💐 👏🏻❤️


  1. Beautiful Chrysanthemum! I thought it was a Dahlia. I love little cups like that and collect blue and white ones, no espresso cups though. Happy Anniversary. Amelia

  2. Happy Anniversary, Anna! The red chrysanthemum is a beauty and the cup is charming. It's always interesting to see what we find each week to share. ❤️

  3. Oh Anna what a lovely find for a vase. Here's to many more years of filling vases and connecting with each other!

  4. Quite appropriate to have a French named Chrysanthemum in your French cup, and setting it up 'en plein air'. Looking lovely in that sunshine.

  5. The pattern on the little cup works so well with the chrysanthemum and physocarpus foliage, Anna - what have you used to keep them upright? Thanks for all your kind words about the meme, and for all your support and friendship over the years

  6. Very nice, and perfect for the season! The warm color of the foliage, the bloom, and the vase design really capture attention. Happy IAVOM!

  7. That's a sweet cut and once again I initially took a chrysanthemum for a dahlia! I guess I really do need to try growing mums as a follow-up to dahlias ;)

  8. A beautiful Chrysanthemum that matches your little cup perfectly Anna. And once I realized those were Physocarpus leaves it became clear just how small that cup must be! I agree entirely with all you say about Cathy's meme…. the warm glow every Monday is especially welcome in the cooler months!

  9. The chrysanthemum is a lovely colour


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