In A Vase On Monday—Easy Delights

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Once again I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly invitation to fill and share a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden. The pass-along gardenia featured in last week’s vase continues to be the main source for cutting.

Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides

We had guests visiting on Sunday and at the last minute I ran outside to gather a few fresh flowers. With no time for me to arrange them, the flowers practically settled themselves into a small blue ceramic vase. The blossoms looked content and I was too.

Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides

A few extras fit easily into the colorful multi-stemmed vase my daughter gave me. I adore this vase, which seems to work with any type or color of flower.

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Materials

Flowers
Gardenia jasminoides
Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for welcoming everyone to join her in this addictive Monday diversion. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.

40 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Easy Delights

  1. Christina

    The gardenias are gorgeous in their blue vase; the other multi vase always looks perfect with whatever flowers you choose. Your pink Echinacea is a fabulous colour.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Ann. This gardenia is producing the best flowers in years. Maybe I pruned it back at just the right time last year (or some other fluke!).

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  2. susan troccolo

    Very very elegant! I love your gardenias. Mine have all bloomed out by now, so it was a pleasure to see yours. Really enjoyed your arrangement and the fragrance it emitted through the wires-:)

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  3. Donna@Gardens Eye View

    I can understand why you would want a vase full of these beauties…a dream flower for me, and an elegant vase. And I love your vases…it looks great with stems of a variety of blooms in your garden Susie!

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  4. Cathy

    it’s wonderful when things respond to pruning by flowering even better than before – some of my roses certainly do, especially my Rambling Rector which I now know I can cut ALL flowering stems off and it will flower brilliantly the next year. It keeps it under control too. Your multi vase always looks lovely – definitely one to be snapped up if I ever saw it anywhere! Are you excited about having your blogging visitor soon?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Pruning is often a mystery to me but I have to cut back this gardenia almost every year. It’s much larger than any of my purchased ones. And yes, yes, yes–I am very excited for the chance to meet Christina.

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  5. Kris P

    What a plethora of gardenias you have! I love the elegant simplicity of the first arrangement with its perfect props. That multi-stemmed vase is the best of its kind I’ve ever seen.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Kris, thank you for the kind words. I really didn’t have time to consider doing anything fancier than just putting the flowers in a vase. These particular ones were all newly opened and at their freshest, so it just worked. Love it when things work out!

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  6. Cathy

    Those Gardenias are so beautiful – they look almost like porcelain! I do love that multi- stem vase and your Echinacea adds a lovely burst of colour.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy, it was lucky to find some freshly opened gardenias yesterday. Many have turned brown already. The Echinacea was courtesy of a vole that must have gnawed right through the stem.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much. The gardenias are strongly scented so I hoped you’d catch a whiff across the Atlantic. Yes, I’m so looking forward to meeting Christina.

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  7. Elizabeth W

    So sorry I’m so late this week – life has simply got in the way! Your gardenias are beautiful and look perfect in the blue vase. I can quite see why you love that multi-stemmed vase, it works perfectly with your pick of flowers 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Elizabeth, thanks for taking the time. I’m way behind myself. The gardenias are winding down now but certainly have been nice this year.

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  8. P&B

    Your gardenias are gorgeous. Just looking at the photos brings back the scent I remember. You set the arrangement next to a crystal vase which makes them look even more regal.

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