In a Vase on Monday: Inspiration strikes

I returned yesterday evening from a totally inspiring and slightly exhausting weekend at the Tallulah Rose Flower School in Bath (of which more soon) brimming with intent.


Keeping the momentum going, and making the most of having a bit more time to construct something as I’d taken the day off today, I put together this a-symmetrical arrangement of garden gatherings.


It includes many things that I have grown from seed including the Ammi majus, sweet peas, larkspur, cornflowers, nigella, Pennisetum ‘Feathertop’, Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’, Cosmos ‘Double Click Cranberries’ and Cerinthe major ‘Purparescens’.


Also included are dahlias (mostly grown from seed over the last few years apart from the large purple one whose label I seem to have lost), Buddleia ‘Pixie’, Allium sphaerocephalon, the beautiful arching Lysimachia clethroides, foliage from Clematis montana, acer, mint and spirea.

The container is a rose bowl I bought this morning from a charity shop for just this purpose.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and is a challenge for gardeners everywhere to cut and show what’s growing for them now.



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Cathy says:

    My goodness – you will be thrilling us with your new found skills after a whole weekend’s floristry course! How exciting 🙂 Look forward to hearing more, but in the meantime today’s creation has taken on a whole new appearance because of its low asymmetrical appearance. I rather like the concept as I struggle with the idea of anything too tall – I could cope better with one like this. What a great mix of blooms too – thanks so much for sharing

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    1. Thank you Cathy. It’s a rare thing to be so spoiled for choice for flowers from the garden!


      1. Cathy says:

        Yes, but then it can be almost overwhelming when there is a lot of choice!


  2. That is a very impressive Vase! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Haile. It was nice to have the time to construct it.

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  3. Cathy says:

    How wonderful! Your Monday was well-spent! I love how everything spills over the edges of your bowl, just like some of these flowers tend to bend and trail when growing.


    1. Thank you Cathy. You’re right- sometimes it’s best just to go with it and let the plants do what they do naturally.

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