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Monday, May 7, 2018

In A Vase On Monday

The flower that inspired today's vase was my first Calendula, which I found flowering on one of last year's plants that survived our winter. I didn't even realize it was there, growing in an out of the way corner of the garden, until I ventured there the other day and there it was, flowering. I sowed Calendula 'Solar Flashback' a few years ago in the front garden, and this plant is a descendant of those first packets of seeds. I cut a couple of my first Pacific Coast Iris 'Broadleigh Rose' to go with it, and a big handful of Saxifrage 'London Pride' which provides a wonderful airiness to the rest of the arrangement.


I decided to change up the vase this week and put everything in the mouth of this fish

Pacific Coast Iris 'Broadleigh Rose'

Cathy at Rambling in The Garden hosts In A Vase On Monday. Check out her post here.

12 comments:

  1. The spray of Saxifrage coming from the fish's mouth is absolutely brilliant!!! I want a fish vase now. Lovely Calendula (I love a hardy survivor) and stunning irises. --Terri, tssoutherngarden.com

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  2. Wow, I love the iris with the calendula...beautiful colors and combined with the Saxifrage it makes a fabulous display....I love the fun of the fish vase holding them all!

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  3. The London Pride certainly does make a brilliant backdrop and the iris and calendula are a great pairing - thanks for sharing :)

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  4. The saxifrage gives a lovely contrast to the oranges and what a great vase.

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  5. That pacific coast iris is quite a stunner.

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  6. A little of this and a little of that can make something special.

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  7. How fun is that? It looks like a fountain with the frothy white blooms shooting out the top.

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  8. I love the saxifrage. They're like a big spume of frothy water coming put of the fish's mouth.

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  9. Gorgeous iris and I love the fish vase!

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  10. Gorgeous vase this week! I love the colour combination and the airiness. those irises are rather special too!

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  11. That's a wonderful Iris! After a few years of lackluster performance, my own Pacific Coast Iris (all blue) bloomed well this year so now I'm planning to plant a whole lot more - I'm willing to give them a few years to settle in if they'll bloom for me even when we get a crappy total of 3.7 inches of rain.

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