In a Vase on Monday: All the Girls Together

I am joining Cathy’s fun meme again this week, where we fill a vase (or similar receptacle) with materials from our own gardens. And if you are going to join in, now is probably the besttime to do so – June is a bountiful time in the northern hemisphere!

Veronica and Iris are good old-fashioned girls’ names. Then there’s Gladys (Gladioli) and Valerie (Valerian)… am I pushing it a bit with Penny (Peony)? And that’s where I run out of connections! LOL!

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Here’s a closer look at Veronica – she’s feeling a bit blue today. 😉

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But Gladys (Gladiolus communis) and Iris (sibirica) are doing their best to cheer her up…

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as is Penny (Peony)…

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In fact Iris is showing off a bit, but she IS rather a beauty…

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The other girls (yes, they all seem to be female if you ask me) are Fennel, Alchemilla mollis, Aquilegia, Chives, Sorrel seedheads, Aruncus leaves, Clover and Valerie (Red Valerian).

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They are actually not in a vase, but one of those traditional German baking tins with a funnel/hole in the middle. I put a glass jar inside the funnel for the Iris, Veronica and Gladioli. The other flowers were tied into three “bunches” and arranged in the water-filled baking tin itself. Maybe not ideal for the Aquilegias that way, but it was done, with no time to change it!

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Now let’s drool over this beautiful white Peony in my giant teacup. Several readers were able to identify it for me last year as Festiva Maxima.

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I wish you could smell it. Breathe in deeply and pretend! Personally I think peony perfume tops roses any day.

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Now if you had a tree or flower’s name, what would you like to be called? I quite fancy “Corydalis”… or “Hazel”. Or for the male readers how about (Sweet) William, or Al(lium) christophii…? 😉

Do pop over to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and see what others have found to put in a vase and share this week.

🙂