In a Bus on Monday


Yes, it is actually a bus – it’s not just the crazy American blogger. This is a good sized biscuit tin repurposed as a vase. The tin was a gift to my husband from an English friend, I am not so sure about Scottish Biscuits but I love the container. The arrangement is a bit of a contraption as I wanted to save the tin-I like tins. I cut down four bottled water containers and arranged the flowers in them (inside the tin) Here is another view:


As for the plant material, the burgundy foliage is Copperleaf, Acalypha wilkesiana, the big green foliage with white flowers is Sweet Begonia, Begonia odorata ‘Alba’ ( I can occasionally catch the scent of these, but it is very subtle) the berries are Brazilian Pepper, grey spikes are flowers of the Flapjack Plant, a variety of Kalanchoe, and as always a bit of Boston Fern.

Happy Holidays to all and Thank You to Cathy for hosting.


Here is my front door with a wreath made from materials from my garden and a bit of our Christmas tree. It is composed of grapevine from Muscadines, Brazilian Pepperberries and Maypops (the fruit of the Passionflower – native to most of Eastern American) There are bits of Frazier Fir from our Christmas tree.

I think Santa will be able to find us now.

Merry Christmas from Amy, Alan and Charles the Greyhounds.







21 comments on “In a Bus on Monday

  1. I adore this vase…and how cleverly you used the tin. Filled with gorgeous plant materials. I also love that wreath on your front door. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  2. I’m with Donna. Love that bus. I have a bunch of English biscuit tins but none deep enough to be able to use as a vase. That is too clever. And your wreath is beautiful, especially against your wonderful door color.


  3. Chloris says:

    I love your wreath. And what gorgeous blooms in your arrangement. Flapjack plant? Really? Sometimes I think you make these things up. Gloriously eccentric, making an arrangement in a London double decker bus. But very effective.
    Happy Christmas Amy.


  4. You put together a great seasonal vase. It gives me lots of ideas. Have a Merry Christmas!


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful, both vase and wreath. I love to see what warm climate folk have in their gardens. It looks quite Christmasy!


  6. Kris P says:

    What a great use of the tin! It’s seasonal, whimsical and very much in the spirit of the holiday. I love the local elements in your wreath too. I added succulents to my own to give it a SoCal vibe.


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Your vase is just amazing. Great assortment of flowers and textures. Lovely wreath too.

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  8. Cathy says:

    Isn’t it amazing what you can find to put flowers in! Love the overall effect – the berries are very pretty!


  9. Gator Woman says:

    Your dogs are beautiful~


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