In a Vase on Monday – Leftovers

I had been eyeing my growing crop of Shell Ginger all week to use in my Monday vase. My hopes were dashed on Saturday night when we had a tremendous thunderstorm. Gusty winds and the downpour beat up most of the Gingers, so I had only two flowers left! The rain event left me looking for floral stand-ins. Surprisingly, the more delicate green seedheads (further away from the edge of the roof) survived intact.

The close up:

The pink flowers are Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet); delicate seedheads are from the Lotusleaf Begonia (Begonia nelumbifolia), maybe I should say delicate looking seed heads – the stems are at least a half inch in diameter that hold these three or four feet tall flowers aloft. Small white flowers are from Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus) the common houseplant, I did not know flowered. In the background, another common houseplant, Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata). Both ferns grow wild in my garden.

Another view:

It’s late Sunday afternoon as I am finishing this blog post. The skies have clouded over again and I can hear thunder in the distance. I am also thinking about dinner, specifically leftovers!

Thanks to Cathy at for hosting this weekly event. Follow the link to see more vases.

Happy Gardening!!


26 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Leftovers

  1. pbmgarden says:

    The green seedheads are certainly vase-worthy. Beautiful display. Hope the weather calms down for you. We enjoyed our way through leftovers this weekend.

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  2. Those are very nice leftovers. I really wonder about living in the sunny south. I have never faced such severe weather as we have here. Luckily, you didn’t have tornados.

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  3. Su says:

    The ginger is interesting – the shiny pink and white buds (?) look like they are made of porcelain. The yellow flowers with red veins are a surprising contrast.

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    Asparagus, after bloom, produces small red berries, which are toxic. That is how they get into weird places, such as the canopies of palm trees.

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  5. Cathy says:

    That’s a useful looking vase – and is it actually green glass, or is that an illusion? I always like seeing your shell ginger, but what a shame about the thunderstorms although I guess you were pleased to have some rain. Love those seedheads too


  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Too bad about the storm ruining your shell gingers. The arrangement looks a bit like a woman with dangly earrings, her curls are the begonia seed heads!

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  7. Kris P says:

    I appreciate the delicate blooms of the Asparagus in concept but, in the belief they help the rampant spreader move from place to place, I generally purge them on sight. I’m glad you got some rain at last, although I’m sorry it came in one powerful blast.

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  8. Cathy says:

    I also had no idea ferns flower. Amazing. The shell ginger flowers look waxy and I wonder if they feel waxy to the touch? The seedheads are lovely too.

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  9. Noelle says:

    I love the way you have used seed heads here. Still in the green they are such a lovely centre piece and sets off the ginger flower handsomely. Always a pleasure to see such different plants compared to what we are able to grow.

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  10. Donna Donabella says:

    This is so stunning….I love seeing these and getting to admire flowers I don’t typically see.

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