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.
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.
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.
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Leucojum aestivum (summer snowflake)
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
Caithness glass bud vase
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.
So beautiful. with the colour of the vase complementing the colour of the flowers.
Thank you Sangita. The vase was a gift from my sisters years ago so I enjoy using it with these special flowers.
I love the rabbit too in addition to the gorgeous flowers and vase. 🙂
Isn’t it a sweet design? My sisters gave me placemats to match.
Zoning into the network of colours in the Anemone….what a great sequence of photographs.
Thanks Noelle, at risk of boring everyone, I eliminated many but couldn’t reduce the number of photographs any further.
Spring is in you neighborhood.
The balance is shifting. Below freezing both mornings this past weekend but warming nicely in afternoons.
Such a lovely collection of colour and form! Your anemones are such a delicious colour and I do love muscari. I have planted some bulbs but left it far too late (probably) and still waiting …..!
I love the blues and purples in early spring–well, at any time really. Hope your bulbs peek out to see you soon.
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
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!
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
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.
yes, this certainly makes it even more special – she clearly gets her creative streak from her mum 🙂
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!
Kris, I think your expandable neck vase would be well received in the floral design industry. I’ll be your first customer.
This is so lovely, Susie. Makes me want to see if I can find some anemones at the market!
Thanks Eliza. I’m curious if anemones are ever available. I can’t remember seeing them much around here at all.
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.
I like the snowflakes. I should divide and spread more around.
They seem to multiply quite nicely without any help. Although, they don’t spread very far on their own.
Lovely, your eye for photography is wonderful. I enjoy your pictures, the rabbit, the box and Mr. Fokker. Wish I could find one of those vases!!
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.
So nice! I see Cathy’s vases and love those as well. Sooner or later one will pop up for me.
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!
Oh, those Anemones! I’ve got to get some! ‘Mr. Fokker’ is the best.