In a Vase on Monday: THREE

Three cheers for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden!

Today we are celebrating the third anniversary of her wonderful meme ‘In a Vase on Monday’, which has inspired me and many other bloggers from all over the world to go out into their gardens or the countryside each week to gather materials for a vase to share. Come rain or shine. Snow or heatwave. Summer or Winter.

Not only has this meme changed the way I look at my garden, it has also influenced my choices regarding what to sow and grow, ensuring that I have flowers or foliage for indoors almost all year round.

Thank you Cathy!

Cathy has chosen a theme for today’s celebration : THREE

I think the easiest way to interpret that would be to create three different vases, so my tube vases seemed ideal. I think Cathy will approve of the flowers I used: a common favourite is Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ on the left, with Persicaria ‘Blackfield, then Persicaria ‘Lance Corpoal’ in the centre, and my stalwart Persicaria ‘Firetail’ on the right.

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Sorry I can’t send you the chocolate cherry brownie Cathy! (I am sure it will find a good home though, and I will post the recipe soon! 😉 )

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Here’s a closer look at the Persicarias, with Miscanthus ‘Adagio’ as companion.

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I also chose three of my favourite vases from the last year as part of the celebration…

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 So, now we move into the fourth year of In a Vase on Monday. If you are not already on board, why not join us! But first, go and visit Cathy!