In a Vase on Monday – The Twist

Do the twist! I spied deep pink twisty stemmed Zinnias in the garden and thought I could wind them through some spiraling grapevines I had been eyeing..(that need to come out). The white paper mache object is from a college design class – the assignment ‘evoke the feeling of disco’ I think they are doing the twist. With the Zinnias.

The vase alone:

The grey glass vase, a thrift store find. Pink Zinnias, grown from seeds found on Etsy. White Begonias, a local botanical garden find; Begonia nelumbifolia or Lotusleaf Begonias. Smaller pink flowers are Globe Amaranth, again from Etsy seeds. Tropicals lounging over the edge are Shell Ginger ( Alpinia zerumbet) Ferns are – the love it or hate it Boston Fern – a native I love. Brown grapevines doing the twist, Vitis rotundafolia; they are difficult to like, producing bitter fruit and overrunning (or ruining) everything else.

Closer views:

I love color and texture..

Happy Monday and Happy Gardening.Thanks to Cathy at for hosting. Follow the link for more vases.


23 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – The Twist

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Jitterbug! With zinnias. Love it.

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  2. Noelle says:

    Your love of colour and texture is reflected in your arrangement. The close up picture of the Ginger blossom helps one to appreciate the structure and patterning in each bloom.

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  3. That is a nice variety of blooms. Your zinnias have done so well, maybe I should try to nurture mine more. They mostly reseed from last year’s flowers.

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  4. Annette says:

    Very well balanced and arranged, love it 🙂

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  5. Cathy says:

    When I read the title I wondered which bit would be twisting, but I did not expect the artwork!! (and I could probably come up with something like that too, given the idea…😉) It’s brilliant, and such a good prop for your twisting vitis and its vase neighbours. My zinnias are germinating now, as they always do, after 2-3 days – they invariably produce the best and most reliable seedlings out of everything I sow. How about yours?

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    • Thank you, Cathy. I agree about the reliabilty of zinnias, I transplanted a few into the garden today and added some seeds just to see if they would come up and thrive directly sown in the garden. Decided to try Apricot Profusion Zinnias to go with the Envy?? too weird?


  6. Kris P says:

    The paper mache sculpture is the perfect prop! The flower mix containing my favorite shell ginger is lovely. Like your zinnias, your globe amaranth are blooming well ahead of the plants gown here.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    A fun ‘twist’ on the Monday vase theme!

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    Evoke the feeling of disco? When were you in college?! Actually, when Brent and I were in college, we drove past Lancaster at night on the way out to the Antelope Valley. It was about 1987, so Lancaster was still a relatively small town, but was somewhat lit up at night. As we approached the light of town, Brent referred to the silhouettes of the Joshua trees as a tree ‘disco’. We still refer to them as such. Globe amaranth looks like clover flowers on stems. I have never seen it with such stems. Isn’t that a bedding plant?


  9. Cathy says:

    The ‘twist’ theme runs right through it – love the Boston fern!

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  10. Cathy says:

    You’ve got it all in there today – colour, height, shine, spiikes and globes…. and zinnias! Love it!

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