In a Vase on Monday – Summer Broms

There was a lovely breeze coming off the ocean this morning; reminding me of the old Seals and Crofts song “Summer Breeze” as I was cutting flowers. The version rattling around my brain was “summer broms make me feel fine” instead of the summer breeze lyric. The Arabian Jasmine next door is in full bloom, the sweet scent swirling through the garden adding another line from the chorus of that song to my garden musings.

Here is a snippet of the song. Beware if you remember this song, it is kind of an earworm and is haunting me.

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ though the jasmine in my mind

A closer view:

The summer broms that make me feel fine are Aechmea miniata in red; blue flowers are ‘Mystic Spires’ Salvia; the foliage is a weird thing that popped up in my Rainforest garden under the Strangler Fig. Google lens identified it as Hen and Chick Fern (Asplenium bulbiforum) – a native of moist forests in New Zealand. My garden is not close to a moist forest, so I am not sure that is correct, but it is an interesting ferny thing I left in place to watch. I found the red vase by the curb while walking my dog.

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

Happy Gardening!!


27 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Summer Broms

  1. Cathy says:

    That red vase is perfect in shape and colour for your blooms and foliage, which echo its curves. Do people just leave stuff on the curb/kerb in case someone wants it?

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  2. I’m loving that vase, flowers too!! 😍

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  3. Kris P says:

    That’s a wonderful combination! My bromeliads rarely bloom and regrettably I don’t have any nearly as spectacular as yours. The Salvia picks up the blue notes in the bromeliad perfectly.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    I love the bright reds and blues, great style and form!
    I was a big S & C fan…. those lyrics brought me right back to the 70s. 😉

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  5. Horticat says:

    Striking and unusual blooms, Amelia! The diversity of bromeliad flower shapes and colours is quite astounding. Thanks for the ID – I have that variety too, but didn’t know what it was.

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Summer breeze makes me think of both star jasmine here, and night blooming jasmine down south. My first experience with night blooming jasmine might have been in autumn, but autumn down there is like summer here.
    Your hen and chick fern looks something like the foliage of Grevillea robusta.

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  7. That is a great color combo. I can’t believe you found the vase. I never see anything left around the neighborhood.

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  8. Cathy says:

    I love your red vase – always amazed at what you find on the roadside! That doesn’t happen here. The salvia is a gorgeous blue. I don’t know the song… maybe a good thing if it’s an earworm. I’ve got Cliff Richard’s ‘Summer Holiday’ on my brain at the moment though, so a change might be nice! 😉

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