It’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:
- 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”
Fabulous arrangement that looks natural in the wicker basket…..love the mix of blooms.
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.
Thanks Kris. I don’t know why we all have that problem with comments. Sometimes it’s hard for WordPress Bloggers to comment on Blogger Blogs. I’ve just started another blog so that if the site won’t accept my WordPress identity when I try to leave a comment then I can comment via Blogger. http://countrygardenuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Could another vase smell as sweet? Only if they were better than this one, and this is the tops this week as far as freshness is concerned. Really beautiful.
Thanks Noelle. That’s kind of you!
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
That’s a shame Jan. But at least you have plenty of garden wildlife!
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
Thanks Gina. You didn’t fail you had other plans… just as I did all winter! Did you know that you don’t need to produce a huge vase full of flowers each week? It’s important to do what you want in your own style I think. One of my first vases just had a rose and a few sprigs of Rosemary in it. http://countrygardenuk.com/2014/11/10/last-of-the-summer-roses/
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.
That’s what I thought too Hannah. White’s nice and I think a little colour makes it even nicer. Thanks for your comment.
Romantic airy arrangement. So pretty.
Thanks very much!
What a lovely blog! I came here courtesy of Becky and as soon as I saw your home page I knew my friend Jude at Travel Words would love it. She loves gardens 🙂
Thanks very much Jo. I’m following you both now and looking forward to joining in with some photo challenges.
Great stuff! 🙂 You can ignore my last comment then. I’ve just come back on line after doing Sunday lunch and half of the ironing 🙁
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.
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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