In a Vase on Monday – It’s Back…

A few years ago I inadvertently started a Shrub Queen holiday tradition. A rock n roll friend of my husband’s brought him a tin of biscuits from the UK. I am a lover of tins and this one has become a favorite ‘vase’ for holiday arrangements.

A few former Holiday Buses:

This year I added new colors to the red and green palette. Burgundy and chartruese and pink. Going wild.

A closer view:

Green Envy Zinnias are front and center. The pink flowers are Globe Amaranth; in white, Bridal Bouquet Frangipani; in red, Coral Plant (Jatropha multifida),

Burgundy flowers are from Red Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana); red foliage is Ti Plant (Cordyline); red flowers are Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea); Asian Sword Fern add some greenery.

Happy Holiday Monday to everyone and Best Wishes for a Joyous Christmas.

Thank you to Cathy for hosting this weekly event. To see more vases, visit her blog at


19 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – It’s Back…

  1. I remember your bus and it does make a nice display. Your green zinnias have really done well.

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  2. Love your displays in a London bus.

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  3. Cathy says:

    😃 I love your bus, and it looks absolutely gorgeous again this year! The zinnias are a great addition. 👍

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    You’ve outdone yourself again this year with another splendid holiday arrangement, Amy! I love the abundance of ‘Green Envy’ … such a great cultivar. Enjoy your week!

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    I like the addition of the green Zinnias this year. Masterful and whimsical! Have nice holidays Amy.

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  6. Cathy says:

    Yes, I remember your bus too, and in a way the zinnias look like a further row of passengers on an upper deck!! 😁 The width and depth of the tin offers great scope for arrangements and you have given us another beauty – thank you! 😊

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    What a delightful tradition. If I ever get around to joining this meme, I must use similar traditions, or find more vases.

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  8. Noelle says:

    I remember you bus from a previous year, and your arrangements in your collection are a lovely tradition. Happy Christmas

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  9. That bus was such a surprise (I’d not seen it before). What a fun tradition. Good additions this year!

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