In a Vase on Monday Mini Pi

The title Mini Pi is due to:

The flower is Miniata Bromeliad.

There is a Mini Pineapple and a Pineapple Vase.

The foliage is Piecrust Croton.

I could have called this Many Pies..

A closer view:

The red flowers are from a stalwart of my July garden, the Miniata Bromeliad (Aechema miniata). The foliage is Piecrust Croton (Codiaeum variegatum), there are numerous cultivars of Croton. I bought this one for my husband, the piemaker. Here is the foliage, the varigation is different on the front and backs of each leaf. The back is on the left, note the veins, and the front on the right. Leaf edges crimped like a pie crust.

The Pineapple vase is from Maui, my husband swears it is a palm tree. It could be either. The Pineapple is from my garden. Its demise occurred after ripening on the counter until its scent permeated the kitchen. Lunch today was a Roasted Salmon with Pineapple Salad.

The Pineapple was quite good and I am saving the top to grow some more..

Happy Monday and Happy Gardening. To see more vases from around the world, visit


24 comments on “In a Vase on Monday Mini Pi

  1. I have been watching you pineapple and it’s good to hear it was tasty.

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  2. Beautiful bright red looking lovely against those shiny croton leaves. A great combination and lovely arrangement!!!

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  3. I love your Pi theme. Home grown pineapple pie crust leaves , really good!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Your pineapple looks perfect – those I see in the market are always so beat up. I bet it was delicious, nothing like home grown and ripened to perfection.
    I agree with your spouse, the vase does look a bit like a ‘creative’ Royal palm. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Lovely flowers and a perfect pineapple. You are lucky to be able to grow these things

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  6. Cathy says:

    I love the whole concept of your pi vase, Amy – the content, the execution and the name itself…brilliant!

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    You always have such interesting posts. Beautiful staging today. Love the wordplay. Your pineapple must have been delicious. Take care.

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  8. krispeterson100 says:

    Oh, good – at least this time I’m reading your post when I’m not hungry! I’d be happy to have pineapple growing in my garden but then I’d also love to have your success in getting bromeliads to flower. As to Crotons, I reluctantly gave up the idea of growing them inside or out as it’s just too dry here. I do love them, though.

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  9. Chloris says:

    Wow, your own pineapple wonderful. I love those shiny croton leaves.

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  10. tonytomeo says:

    Sponge Bob would dig it!

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  11. Cathy says:

    An ingenious collection for a pie vase. πŸ˜ƒ Very pretty. And I do like the idea of harvesting pineapples from your own garden.

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  12. Karen says:

    From the looks of it, your pineapple didn’t die in vain.

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