In A Vase on Monday – Mother’s Day Melange

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Putting together a Vase for Monday usually makes me think of my mother. I am sure she was the genesis of my interest in gardening. This is her crystal Rose Bowl filled with a mixture from my garden. The wood thing in the background is a cake form I picked up in Japan some years ago, used for making Mung Bean Cakes, I think. I like the cake pan, but can easily forego the cake. My friend who lived in Japan called them Modeling Clay Cakes.

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The Rose Bowl is packed with flowers. The orange tubular flowers are from the Firebush (Hamelia patens var paten), I have used orange Ground Orchids (Epidendrum), white Tropical Gardenias (Tabernaemontana divaricata), Sweet Begonias (Begonia odorata), a few Parrotflower Heliconia (Heliconia psittacorus), Red Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana), the seed stalk is from a Dracaena reflexa, and a bit of Asian Sword Fern.

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Here’s the latest thing of interest from my garden:

 

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The Nam Doc Mai Mango tree is fruiting! Hoping for some Mango Melange soon.

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18 comments on “In A Vase on Monday – Mother’s Day Melange

  1. Cath says:

    Yum, the scent of Gardenias, and Mangos! The cake press looks like a shortbread mold, perhaps nicer than mung bean cake if not as good for you. 🙂

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  2. pbmgarden says:

    This is just lovely.

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  3. Do wild animals leave the mangos alone?

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  4. Cathy says:

    Can’t imagine what mung bean cake would be like – a Japanese delicacy? Your little crystal vase packs a powerful punch of colour for its small size – thanks for sharing it

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  5. Christina says:

    The rose bowl is beautiful and your exotic flowers match its beauty.

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  6. Cathy says:

    Love the arranegement in yoir Mum’s vase. And how wonderful to have your own mangos! 🙂

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  7. Kris P says:

    I have to look into that tropical gardenia – I wonder if it would do better here than the species types. As to the mango – wow!

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    • Kris, I think it would, the gardenia that is, I unearthed from overgrown @#$ in about 10 of Brazilian Pepper, growning in pure sugar sand with no irrigation. I think it is a Zone 10 plant though.

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  8. Wow mango in the garden, wel jel! The cake press is rather lovely as is your mums vase. Interesting again, lovely

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