In A Vase on Monday – Dilly Dally Daisy?


The Dill is still blooming madly in the herb container so I could not resist cutting some more and dilly dallying through the garden looking for something different to accompany the Dill. I added some sprigs of Rosemary from the herb containers and the rest of the vase is composed of wildflowers from the garden, some I planted and others appeared without encouragement from me.


Joining the Dill and Rosemary are: In yellow, Beach Sunflowers (some call them Beach Daisies Helianthus debilis); in red, Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea); I planted both of these native wildflowers. In blue, the native Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum); the white flowers are Spanish Needles (Bidens alba). The Ageratum and Spanish Needles just pop up at an alarming rate. Seemingly from thin air.

My husband’s comment about this ” a very perky arrangement” There is something cheerful and perky about wildflowers and especially daisies. There aren’t really daisies in the vase, but the resemblance is clear. The vase is a thrift store find and I like the hot colored flowers displayed in earth tone pottery. With the Rosemary, Dill and Salvia this vase is leaving a lovely herbal scent in my foyer.





21 comments on “In A Vase on Monday – Dilly Dally Daisy?

  1. My gosh, you are so talented, girl!!! That’s lovely.

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  2. FlowerAlley says:

    Perky is good.

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  3. Love it! Your house will be well scented.

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    Beautifully arranged. Great idea to use the herbs.


  5. Cathy says:

    Oh I like the idea of a vase full of herbs and wild flowers and I agree that is indeed a ‘perky arrangement. Is it the leaves of your salvia that are fragrant? I am completely enamourexd with the fragrant leaves of Salvia ‘Neon’ which I have, and I intend to seek out some more fragrant leaved ones if I can. Thanks for sharing another dilly vase

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  6. Chloris says:

    So pretty Amy. Your dilly, dally daisy arrangement is delightfully, dazzlingly delicious.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Great pottery base – solid and goes with everything. I was surprised to see seeded dill already. You have it year ’round or only in fall/winter? I love the pop of red salvia!


  8. Kris P says:

    It is a sunny arrangement, which befits your climate. I was surprised to see that Ageratum as it blooms in late summer or fall here – but then I suppose the timing is all about climate too.

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    • The Ageratum popped up under a Desert Rose – do you have those? The Ageratum are fearfully prolific and I need to get rid of it, not sure when the normal season is. I see them and pull them out.


  9. Cathy says:

    Perky is a good word to describe those yellow daisies. Very fresh and cheerful, and almost edible with the herbs in it! I like to grow that salvia in pots in the summer as I am not sure I could get it through a winter here. Strategically placed where you have to brush past it makes for a lovely aromatic touch in the garden.

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