In A Vase on Monday-The Green Swan


I was going to call this post swanning around, but there are way too many interpretations of that term to have it in a title. Mind boggling how many ways a saying can be taken from sexual to merely showing off.


The late summer daisies are showing off – in yellow, Beach Sunflowers (Helianthus debilis) the red ones are Gallardias (Gallardia pulcherra). The white flowers are Bridal Bouquet Plumeria (in full glory) and Sweet Almond Bush (Aloysia virgata) backed up by a few Asian Sword Ferns.

The Green Swan is actually a candy dish I inherited from my mother. She was a collector of swans and loved to say ‘Why, I’ll Swanee’ – the polite Southern lady version of I swear.

Happy Monday.



19 comments on “In A Vase on Monday-The Green Swan

  1. The candy vase makes a great vase.


  2. As with Cathy’s Dahlias, your flowers are lovely but your commentary is even better!

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  3. Christina says:

    Love the title and the vase, sunny and perfect.

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  4. Peter Herpst says:

    A bright and cheerful late summer arrangement. The swan candy dish makes a wonderful vase.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Neat heirloom – I like how you made a ‘tail’ out of greenery. The sunflowers look sturdy – well adapted to your weather I expect. Hope your week is a good one!

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  6. Chloris says:

    So pretty and graceful in the swan. Is you mother’s swear word anything to do with Swanee river? I can’t remember anything about it, apart from the fact that it is ‘far, far away.’

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    • Thank you, Liz. The Suwanee River is actually in Florida. And I will have to look into the origin of I’ll Swanee, no clue of the origin. It is not something you hear people say currently.


  7. Kris P says:

    I laughed at your discussion of blog post titles – you do have to watch it there as I learned long ago when I titled one post “pretty weeds” (although I got a lot of unintended traffic from that post!). The green swan makes an excellent vase to show off your tropical blooms. I love the cheerful beach sunflowers.

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  8. the swan dish is awesome and isn’t it great how people use all manner of recepticals for vases. I really like you flower combinations -especially the sun flowers – they won’t grow in my garden in usually soggy Manchester. I’ve got staples of English country gardening in my vase today – sweetpeas, dianthius and lavender (that’s happy about our really hot weather). love Bec xx

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  9. Noelle says:

    Amusing post…and I love that you have shaped your foliage like a swan to fill your swan vase.

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