In a Vase on Monday – Going Gingerly

Since the Shell Ginger started flowering I have been thinking about a kind of graphic vase, with a linear feel reflecting the leaves and shape of the flowers. The other idea floating around in my head, it should look like a bridal bouquet.. Stretching my imagination, I visualise a bride picking this up and walking down the aisle. She would have to be tall, thin and have a really good grip. Maybe there is engaged American basketball player out there somewhere..who loves pink and ginger….Thinking I forgot the trailing ribbons. Or the basketballs. My husband commented it looks like flames…

A closer view:

The vase…a vintage Dansk candleholder from the seventies, its mate lost to the sands of time. The flowers, in pink, Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet), the white flowers, from my White Geiger tree (Cordia boissieri). The green foliage is from the Shell Ginger.

Thanks to Cathy at for hosting this Monday. To see more vases from around the world, visit Cathy.

Happy (almost) Spring and Happy Gardening..


25 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Going Gingerly

  1. I test myself each week to see what flowers I recognize. I did not know what the white flowers were and I learned something new.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Haha, I like the analogy of a bridal bouquet and can visualise the player you suggest – and it’s definitely a wedding bouquet rather than flames! I wondered at first if your vase was a hyacinth vase, but then again perhaps MY similar hyacinth vase is really a candleholder…?! Thanks for sharing today

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Ooh, I love it. I imagine shell ginger would make a lovely wedding bouquet, with or without ribbons. 😉

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  4. Noelle M says:

    Do the flowers have a scent? The structure and colouring of the ginger flowers are so exotic.

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    • There is a light gingery scent, I think it comes from the stems, though, when cutting the flowers it is like gingerbread. The plants look awful unless they are cut back 3 times a year.


  5. Cathy says:

    It is certainly the right shape for a bridal bouquet, and the pink and white flowers are very pretty. Love the ‘vase’ too!

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Hey, I might get some shell ginger. I am not sure what it is, but it looks like variegated shell ginger. I only know that it was labeled as a ginger when it was purchased years ago. It has only been a foliage plant so far. It has been confined to a pot. We will put it in the ground now that we know it is happy in that spot. I will divide it a bit when we plant it.


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