In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.

Last week’s vase included a single anemone. A few more anemones bloomed midweek and finding them precious, I brought them indoors to enjoy. They lasted well tucked loosely into a small Caithness bud vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

Outdoors in the garden yesterday I clipped one more ‘Mr Fokker’ not quite open, along with several tiny sprigs of candytuft and grape hyacinths, and a handful of leucojum.

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

The  vase barely had room to hold the additional stems but its colored glass seemed perfect so I kept stuffing them in.

Photographed in late afternoon light the vase eventually ended up in front of our daughter’s carved box of mahogany and tigerwood.

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

Materials
Flowers
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Leucojum aestivum (summer snowflake)
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
Container
Caithness glass bud vase

An earlier idea for presentation had awkward proportions but I like the rabbit.

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week.

28 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Purple-Blue With Light

  1. Cathy

    I know exactly how difficult it must have been to stuff all these blooms into the Caithness Glass vase as I have vases just like it – I don’t know how you did it! The end result is so pretty, Susie, and perfectly balanced, as always. Thanks for sharing it

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Some of the stems were barely down inside, especially the candytuft, but it worked. This is the only piece of Caithness glass I have, a gift from my two sisters’ travels. Have a fun week Cathy!

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  2. Annette

    A perfect match, Susie, well done as always! It’s a very pretty vase too and I’m intrigued by the carved box – do you know more about it? Where does it come from and who carved it? Hope your weather is treating you better than mine. Have a good week x

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for noticing the sculpture. I am happy to talk all day about that box, which was created and hand-carved by my daughter. There are some clearer photos and description of her box in this previous vase. An Industrial Design major she made this just after graduating college in a workshop taught by a furniture maker in the area. (She later went back to school and is an architect in Los Angeles now with KAA Design.) We are lucky to have a few of her special objects in our home, beautiful in their own right and very dear to us of course because she made them.

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  3. Kris Peterson

    The vase and its contents are perfect together, Susie, and I entirely understand the desire to stuff more stems into it. I think someone could make a fortune designing a vase with an expandable neck!

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  4. tonytomeo

    Ah, two of my favorites; anemone and grape hyacinth. Unfortunately, anemone is just an expensive and short term annual for us. The snowflake is what I grow instead of snowdrop. It just showed up here. I don’t know how it got here.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      My sisters visited Scotland years ago and brought the vase back for me. It’s lovely with or without flowers in it. I’ll keep my eyes open for you.

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  5. Cathy

    I love everything about your vase this week Susie! Both the blue anemones and Candytuft are flowers I tried to grow after seeing them on your blog… sadly I have had no success with the anemones, but Candytuft does well. The mice have demolished my only plant this winter though, so I will have to get some more!

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