Anniversary Vase on Monday

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Happy fourth anniversary to all the wonderful IAVOM people! And especially to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who first thought up this terrific meme and takes such trouble every week to visit and appreciate everyone’s vases.

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For the anniversay, she set us the challenge of arranging in something other than a vase. When I saw saw the email alert for Chloris’ vase today, I was a bit concerned that she had ‘stolen’ my idea. But maybe hers is a different colour? Couldn’t bear to look before I’d completed my work. My pictures are terrible (as is the arrangement!), but it’s the taking part that counts, isn’t it?

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Anyway – my ‘vase’ uses Sedum spectabile, some branches of hazel, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’, autumn leaves from Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and spent flowers of Perovskia atriplicifolia.

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That miscanthus is really rather splendid – it deserves better than this!

I have been unable to do any window-dressing at all due to lack of space around the container that my husband suggested might feature today. If you look at my previous post, you’ll understand.

This is my arrangement’s most elegant angle, I think – do you agree?

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Once again – a very happy anniversary to everyone – and especially to Cathy! Go and look at the links on Rambling in the Garden. This week they are bound to be a hoot! Oh, dear – sudden thought. Should I have taken this more seriously?

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35 thoughts on “Anniversary Vase on Monday

  1. Cathy Post author

    Glad you had a laugh – that means it was worth it. Truth is, I’ve felt a little ashamed now that I’ve started to look at everyone else’s perfectly arranged offerings!

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  2. Chloris

    Great minds think alike, although I must admit I never thought of a flower arrangement in the loo, that is very original. And what a lovely arrangement it is too although perhaps it would look better transferred to a more conventional container, I am not sure that a lavatory has an elegant angle. But then look at Marcel Duchamps, he made art out of a urinal and your arrangement us much more artistic than that.

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  3. Cathy

    I think it’s a wonderful idea, especially as it was born out of what is going on around you (I skimmed through your earlier post yesterday on my phone but still need to go back and read it properly and comment) – and the grasses, seedheads and branches make a great showpiece in what is definitely not an actual ‘vase’! Brilliant – thanks so much for sharing it, Cathy

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  4. Kris P

    I enjoyed this tremendously, Cathy! Having already read Chloris’ post, I assumed you’d also used a chamber pot so the sight of the toilet threw me into an attack of the giggles. You did right by the receptacle and I think it’s entirely in the spirit of fun associated with the IAVOM posts.

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  5. theshrubqueen

    Laughing out loud currently, an ode to the Porcelain God! I love it. I do have sort of a love hate relationship with Miscanthus though strictus is my favorite. I think you call it zebrinus! Lovely

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    1. Cathy Post author

      Thanks – I like it because sometimes my garden looks less than ‘well-defined’ – it’s one of those things that saves it a little, especially late in the year.

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