In A Vase on Monday – Uber Tropical


Frequently I receive comments about my vases being tropical or exotic. Much of this plant material is commonplace in Florida. The above vase, however, seems Uber Tropical to me.


Here is a closer view. The arrangement is a stem of Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet); a sprig of Sweet Almond Bush (Aloysia virgata) and a potential replacement for the umbrella in tropical drinks, a Miniature Pineapple. The Pineapple is a cutting from a friend and I have no idea what botanical name goes with it. I cut it because the varmints in my garden usually eat them at about this size. They are not edible, extremely fibrous I am told, but may be juiced.

Here is the pineapple in the garden:


I am happy I beat the varmints to my little pineapple. They are currently eating the new shoots on all the Bromeliads.

Happy Monday!


13 comments on “In A Vase on Monday – Uber Tropical

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Ooh, I like this one – such style! The soft pink goes well with the silvery, gray-green of the pineapple top and white blooms behind it.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Stylish AND tropical, and the vase brings out the tones of the blooms brilliantly – thanks for sharing

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  3. Chloris says:

    Certainly tropical and very stylish in your shiny vase. And pineapples, what fun. What do you have that eats them?

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  4. Kris P says:

    The Aloysia adds a very graceful note and of course I noticed the tiny pineapple immediately. I’ve repeatedly tried growing lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora) here for the flowers but it never holds up well – I’m about ready to pull my current plant and forget about it.

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  5. That little pineapple is so cute. I glad you got it first.

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  6. Christina says:

    clever to be able to put just the right mix into the neck of a bottle. The pineapple is the perfect addition.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Yeah, I think they all look rather tropical too. The sweet almond here actually looks a bit less tropical because it resembles Catalina cherry (Santa Catalina Island cherry).


  8. Karen says:

    A friend of mine says he is giving me a pink pineapple plant…if it is like the one in your vase, I’m excited.


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