In A Vase on Monday -Cheers to 2019


My vases this first Monday of 2019 reflect my mood and the New Year. Celebratory. The Silver Goblet could be used to quaff the contents of the Champagne bottles. My girlfriends from college were here last week for a toast to 2019 – Champagne always seems to materialize with them. The bottles were saved for a toast from my garden.


The Pinkballs (common name) are Dombeya wallichii, purple flowers are Zinnia “Lilac Emperor” and Tampa Verbena (Glandularia tampensis); pink foliage is Alabama Sunset Coleus; off white spikes are Juba Bush (Iresine diffusa); green foliage is Asparagus Fern.

Another view:


Here’s a gardening toast to 2019, I found a lovely new seed source in the US (ordered seeds, of course! I was excited to find Lime Zinnia seed) Here is a link:

Floret Flowers

Cheers to 2019!



26 comments on “In A Vase on Monday -Cheers to 2019

  1. Pink Champagne … love it!

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  2. Do you read Erin at The Impatient Gardener? She just ordered Floret seeds. She does a lot of seeds and really knows her stuff. She lives close enough to me that we have managed to visit each other’s garden once. Love that pink ball and the pink Coleus leaf. Both new to me.

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    • I don’t know Erin, I will go and look her up. I have just started growing seeds as it is hard for me to buy what I want to grow! I had not seen Dombeyas until last year or so. Alabama Sunset Coleus is probably a cultivar from the 90s.


  3. Cathy says:

    And you are ‘in the pink’ too!! The dombeya looks pretty as individual ‘balls’ like this, and the zinnias are gorgeous and are looking just like cosmos! The coleus is a perfect match too

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  4. Peter Herpst says:

    I’ll drink to that! What pretty Champagne bottles, perfect for the celebratory mood of your arrangement. Happy New Year!

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  5. Noelle says:

    So pink and pretty!

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  6. Chloris says:

    I love all your frothy pink, specually the dombeya, I would love to be able to grow it. I love the zinnia too.

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  7. Kris P says:

    I love the bubbly display! And I wish my friends materialized with champagne in hand…

    I put a Dombeya on my Annie’s wish list but there’s no telling if or when that nursery will have the plant on offer for mail order. I shall wait, semi-patiently.

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  8. Your dombeya are glorious.

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  9. Christina says:

    I simply love this. A real celebration of new year.


  10. Eliza Waters says:

    So pretty in pink – I love the champagne bottles!

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