In a Vase on Monday – Herbal Essence

I keep vases in my entry foyer so I can enjoy the fresh flowers when I go in and out of the front door. Between dog walking, trips to the mailbox and gardening the vases are a frequent sight.

This Monday, my foyer is filled with herbal fragrance. I think the combination of scents (dill, sage and almond) would make a good dish or hand soap.

The crystal vase, a gift from my dearly departed brother, was chosen for its verticality (design gobbedlygook rearing its ugly head). The dill flowers are my new favorite, well, this week. Here is a closer view:

Chartreuse flowers are from ‘Long Island Mammoth’ Dill; white and pink spikes are from Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea); blue spikes are from Mystic Spires Salvia; a white sprig of Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata) is visible below. The burgundy foliage is from ‘Purple Haze’ Billbergia Bromeliad.

I’ll make an announcement if I decide to go into the gardener’s hand soap business!

Thanks to Cathy at for keeping my entry foyer filled with flowers. Follow the link to find more spring vases.

Happy Gardening!!


16 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Herbal Essence

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Your title zapped me right back to the early 70s and my favorite shampoo. Ah, the good ol’ days, hehe!
    Your arrangement sounds like a pleasurable olfactory experience. 🙂

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  2. tonytomeo says:

    Ha! I scrolled back to look for real ‘almond’ blossoms. I see what they are now. It is late for almond anyway. Blossoms from stone fruit trees, including almond, were someone popular as cut flowers when I was a kid in the Santa Clara Valley. It seemed silly to me to bring in flowers that were so common in the orchards outside, but I miss them now that they are all gone.

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  3. Cathy says:

    There is a range of shampoo in the UK called Herbal ESsences (by Clairol) – it was my favourite for years until they changed the formula and it went from the sort of image your vase conjures up to something completely alien and unnatural sounding and smelling…needless to say, I stopped buying it! That Blue Spires salvia of yours seems to be such a good do-er and makes such an impactful contrast with the dill seedheads – gorgeous! Love that vase, so chunky and straight and unfussy

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  4. I guess we all had the same thoughts, that you should bottle it.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    The salvia and dill make a powerful combination. They look great together. Lovely vase. (I liked that shampoo too. Ah, the seventies!)

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  6. Kris P says:

    I love the dill flowers. My go-to shampoo as a teenager was a brand called Herbal Essence 😉 I don’t know if the company is still in business but I remember how much I loved the scent.

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  7. Cathy says:

    Pretty, and nice to get a waft of fragrance on the way in and out. Like Cathy, Kris and Eliza said, the title made me think of the nice old-fashioned shampoo I used to love! 😉 I am sure your vase smells better though. 😃


  8. Donna Donabella says:

    What a stunning vase with more dill….it must smell amazing!


  9. Noelle says:

    I love the zing of the colours, and as you say the scent must be most welcoming.

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