In A Vase on Monday


One of the pleasures of gardening in South Florida is the surprises that pop up in your garden. Most of the plants in this arrangement are volunteer plants that I had no hand in selecting.

The vase is an inherited piece of well patinaed silverplate from my mother’s vast collection of ‘junk store finds’. I am not entirely sure this is a vase at all, but today it is!

As far as the assemblage of plants – the white spikes are flowers of the Snake Plant or Mother In Laws tongues (Sansiveria); the burgundy leaves are the only intentionally planted item from my garden and are Aechmea”Burgundy” Bromeliads; Boston Ferns for foliage and Transcandentia zebrina is the purple and silver foliage plant – many  people call this Wandering Jew and it is a popular hanging basket houseplant, it grows here and there in my garden. The ferny green foliage overhanging the edge of the vase is the Common Asparagus Fern, Asparagus setaceus; also a here and there plant in my garden. I am suspicious this came from my neighbor, who likes to use it in arrangements as well.

Good tidings to all and Happy Holidays wishes at the beginning of this festive season. I shall look for some more typical tropical holiday plants to arrange next week.


22 comments on “In A Vase on Monday

  1. Noelle says:

    Like your arrangement with leaves and Mother in Law’s tongue flowers…such strong verticals…quite a masculine vase and can just see this in Sherlock Holmes’s living room.


  2. Cathy says:

    Great comment from Noelle there! It is fascinating to see the different things you come up with in gardening conditions so very different from us in the UK – that’s what I love about IAVOM! Thanks for sharing


    • Yes, i should call that ‘The Case of the Missing Marple’ arrangement. I was surprised to see the roses are still blooming in the UK, thanks for hosting, it is fun to see what is in bloom around the world.


  3. Julie says:

    Lovely to see such a different vase of foliage – very striking!!


  4. This is both very clever and striking. Great colours and form. You are so talented, my blogger-friend.


  5. Love this vase of vertical foliage….

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  6. Kris P says:

    I love this arrangement! I’ve never seen a Sansevieria in bloom – I didn’t even know they could bloom. I suppose I should try watering the poor plant in a pot in my bedroom more often to see if it’ll produce a bloom someday.


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Ooh, this is very striking! I love it!

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  8. Cathy says:

    That is exactly the word I was going to use before seeing the other comments! ‘Striking’ foliage and a lovely subtle mix of colours and textures. 🙂


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