In a Vase on Monday – Meadow Munchies

After the events of the past couple of weeks of (fill in the blank, ugh) I decided some whimsy was in order. My cow vase came off the shelf and was filled with flowers from the imaginary meadow where porcelain cows munch on flowers all day long. My imaginary cows produce strawberry and chocolate milk.

The view from the front and a closer view of the contents.

The ‘grass’ in the back of the vase is from Varigated Flax Lily (Dianella); orange and peach spike flowers are from Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea); peach flowers are Profusion Zinnias; two tone flowers at the edge are Gallardia (Gallardia pulchella); purple foliage is Setcreasea; lavendar foliage and flowers are from Arabian Lilac (Vitex trifolia); the gracefully bendy white flowers are Juba Bush (Iresine diffusa); textured stems are from Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpeta jamaicensis). These porcelain cows have a sophisticated palette.

I would like to thank everyone for their kind words about Alan the Greyhound. Alan is still here; his squirrel chases severely curtailed. My vet decided he had strained his back ( bouncing off the sliding glass door while chasing squirrels) and medication would help. After a few days on dog Ibuprofen, he is feeling much better. He still has bone cancer, in the early stages, but is resting comfortably on the lawn and many soft places in the house. I have not quite managed to convince him to leave the squirrels alone.

Happy Fall and Happy Gardening. Thanks to Cathy at http://www.ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com for hosting. Follow the link to see more vases.

13 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Meadow Munchies

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, good news about Alan… at least he is still with you and can be monitored further for his comfort.
    I love this whimsical vase – brought a smile, much appreciated during these nutty times. Keep smiling!

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  2. A very creative vase. If only we could get cows to make flavored milk. Can you believe there are more storms?

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  3. Cathy says:

    I love the concept of placing the meadow contents into your cow (is it a jug? I don’t see a handle). They are such soft colours and I can visualise a meadow filled with them – don’t fancy the flavoured milk myself, thank you very much!

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  4. Cathy says:

    Good to hear Alan is doing okay. I really REALLY love that vase Amy! The contents are lovely too, but that vase is precious! Nice to create your own meadow. 😃

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  5. krispeterson100 says:

    I’m glad that Alan is doing better and that he still has the spunk to recognize squirrels as intruders and send them off with a bark if not a chase. I love the cow vase and may just go online to see if I can find one – I have a cow-loving friend’s Christmas gift in mind but, were I to find it, I might just buy two. You did a great job dressing up the cow too.

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  6. pbmgarden says:

    Good news and a very cheery vase this week Amelia, spring-like almost.

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  7. Karen says:

    You definitely need some happier moments and your cow vase filled with flowers should put a smile back on your face…it does that for me.

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    I am still sorry about Alan.

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