In a Vase on Monday

white-flowers-vaseIt’s hot and windy here in my Country Garden in Lancashire so I’m taking photos in the dappled shade of the veranda of my garden studio.

It’s Monday so it must be time for In a Vase on Monday. For a change I’ve chosen mostly white flowers with a hint of pink and some beautiful scented foliage. The white flowers are:

  • Cosmos,
  • Sweet Peas
  • Ammi majus

For me it’s not just about how the flowers look in the vase… I think all our senses should be involved. For touch and scent I’ve included some easy to grow foliage.

  • Peppermint Geranium which has large velvety soft leaves.
  • Variegated Applemint which has splashes of cream on the edges of it’s crinkled leaves. Both of them smell minty and delicious.

I’ve also included a few sprigs of Golden Oregano because it’s in flower now. The flowers are tiny but add a welcome touch of colour to my all white bunch. In bud they are deep magenta colour opening to pale pinky-lilac.


My ‘vase’ this week is a little wicker basket with a glass jam jar inside which fits nicely with my country garden theme I think.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden every Monday. I hope you can join in with us.

Thanks for reading and I hope you are enjoying your garden this summer.   Gillian 😎

19 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday

  1. It’s a lovely composition, Gillian, and it looks perfect in your woven basket. I’m glad to have an opportunity to comment this week – your site wasn’t accepting the comments I tried to leave last week.


  2. I love your flowers, I planted a load of pretty flowers and was going to put them in a vase, but when I looked, something had been eating them all, they looked a right mess. I had some really bright chrysanthemums bright yellow, they looked lovely, when I went to pick them, they had holes in the leaves so I still haven’t got a nice vase of flowers. Jan


  3. A beautiful arrangement. I failed again this week. The weeks are getting away from me, last week it was Thursday before I realised I’d missed Monday


  4. The white flowers with pink edges add so much in color to the whole arrangement, along with the small purple flowers. I love the texture and scent of the Peppermint geraniums, so fuzzy too.


  5. so pretty, Gillian – I adore baskets! I agree that all our senses should come into play when arranging flowers and have made a note of that lovely Peppermint Geranium.


    1. Thanks very much Ann. If you can get hold of a cutting or two… right now is the perfect time to take geranium or fuchsia cuttings so you’ll have lovely plants for next year.


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