In A Vase on Monday – Rabbit Food


Early on Sunday morning I grabbed my shears and went into the garden to collect materials for my vase. My intention, to gather some Black Eyed Susans and other wildflowers for a casual vase.

After I closed the gate, keeping my greyhounds in their space – I spied the fattest rabbit I have ever seen lurking near my miniature pineapple plants. The tiny pineapple approaching its juicy peak.. I changed my mind and decided a slightly more tropical vase might be more appropriate. The lovely pineapple was quickly freed from its sharp crown.


My wildflower theme completely blown by the plus size Rabbit, I searched for more tropical plants. I added some foliage from the miniature pineapple plant, a few sprigs of Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata); the orange flower is Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera); the peach flower – the wildflower in the vase, a Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea); the white flowers are from Bridal Bouquet Frangipani (Plumeria pudica) for a light tropical fragrance. A Pandanus leaf is tied around the vase.


I am glad I beat the rabbit to the pineapple.

Happy Monday.


19 comments on “In A Vase on Monday – Rabbit Food

  1. Cathy says:

    When I read the title I immediately thought of dandelions, but then reminded myself whose post it was!! Is your miniature pineapple edible? I really like the vertical elements in your vase which in turn draw your eye down to the other contents. Lovely as always, thank you

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    • Well, believe it or not – I am too far south for Dandelions and have not seen one in years. The pineapple can be juiced, it is probably one bite at best and too much trouble to juice. Thank you, I like the vertical – kind of Architectural.


  2. That pineapple is so cute.

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  3. the Caribbean island girl is me is so loving this vase. This just takes me back. And I love the colors.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Good save on the pineapple. I wonder what chaos would ensue if the hounds caught sight of that bunny? Yikes!

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    • Thanks..the foolish bunny was inside the fenced area this morning. The dogs were not. I have seen several Armadillo chases worthy of a Scooby Doo episode. Complete with shell snapping sound effects – no one has ever been caught.

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    That pineapple looks like a motif in old architecture of the 1930. How cool.

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  6. Kris P says:

    Rabbits will tackle pineapples?! Even though they’ve been present in our general area forever, rabbits didn’t make their first appearance in my garden until last year. Both my husband and I’ve spotted them this year but the coyotes and hawks seem to have reduced both their numbers and the damage they cause.

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    • These rabbits eat Bromeliad foliage – so I am better safe than sorry having had a few eaten in the past. We have coyotes and bobcats – I think this is a smart rabbit.


  7. Chloris says:

    Wonderful flowers and a pineapple too. Can you eat it? Do rabbits eat pineapples?

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    • The tiny pineapples can be juiced, though I don’t have a juicer and I love to let them dry and spray them gold for the holidays! Something eats the pineapples – it may be squirrels or raccoons.Or rabbits.


  8. Cathy says:

    What a gorgeous arrangement. And all thanks to a bunny. Would it really have eaten a pineapple?! A good excuse for picking it anyway. Our weather is tropical today – nearly 30°C and humid. No pineapple trees though. 😦

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  9. Karen says:

    I’m glad you beat the rabbit too…your tropical vase is lovely. We had a lot of rabbits in our area but now there is a bobcat roaming around and the population has dwindled.

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