Monday, 16 January 2017

In a Vase on a Monday - Bringing Winter Colour Indoors

This is my first vase on a Monday, and continuing on the theme of my last two blogs it brings some of the stem and foliage colour in my January garden indoors. It's amazing what is hiding out there under all the fallen leaves and last years stems if you rummage around.

Bringing winter interest indoors

I've put together stems of Cornus contraversa, Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys', Stephanandra tanakae, Hedera 'Rona', Vinca minor, Euonymus 'Emerald and gold' and Equisetum hymale.


The mottled leaves of Hedera hibernica 'Rona' are quite often tinged with pink

Once the ginger beer is drunk I keep some of the dinky bottles as a display
 on the window sill but they also make great wee vases for small things like this

Coloured stems add so much to the
garden at this time of year

I found a flower of Galanthus 'Magnet', Hepatica noblis and Cyclamen coum, all bravely putting out first flowers in some of the alpine troughs. 

A shot glass makes the perfect vase for these
 tiny brave souls

Who can resist fresh eggs from our chickens at this time of year, we're still
getting a couple a day from our six ladies


Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a vase on a Monday where you can see what other garden bloggers are putting in vases.







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10 comments:

  1. One or two a day from our young ladies too! I love your little collection of foliage - ivy is so underrated , isn't it? And such a joy to see your little beauties too. Thanks for sharing for the very first time :)

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    1. Thank you, Ivy is very underated, even the tiny alpine ones.

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  2. A lovely fresh arrangement and the wee ginger bottle makes a great container. I'm a fan of ivy too and have several varieties dotted around the garden - but not growing up the walls of the house as my husband hates that. The little shot glass is ideal for those tiny flowers too.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I like recycling and re-using containers, ivy is great in lots of situations, not just upwards, it can be quite damging on house walls. I like the wee alpine ones too :)

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  3. Tiny, brave blooms - they are so sweet!

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    1. aren't they, especially after the snow we just had :)

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  4. Waw do you get eggs 😄 Lucky you!

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    1. We have six ladies and one cockeral, even in winter we get a few eggs :)

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  5. Simple but pretty. You really look and appreciate the colours and patterns without all those gaudy flowers distracting the eye. (I miss the gaudy flowers).

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    1. It does make you look harder for interest in winter doesn't it

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