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In a Vase on Monday: Blowing Its Own Trumpet - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com - Germany - Scotland
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08.01.2024 / 09:52

In a Vase on Monday: Blowing Its Own Trumpet

Last week, Anna of Green Tapestry apologised for ‘cheating’ when she shared her amaryllis/hippeastrum In a Vase on Monday. Happily, our rules for this meme are fairly fluid and contributors share vases very much in the spirit of it, and it was by no means cheating – and I am not just saying that because I doing something very similar this week! In fact, I am very grateful to Anna for messaging me back in November to let me know that ‘a certain German supermarket’ had these bulbs in stock, allowing me to hotfoot it down to our local store ASAP.

In a Vase on Monday: the Holly and the Ivy, Both Full Grown - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
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25.12.2023 / 11:05

In a Vase on Monday: the Holly and the Ivy, Both Full Grown

With very best wishes and thanks to all my blogging friends for your continued friendship, wishing you health, happiness, joy and good gardening in 2024.

In a Vase on Monday: a Bunch, Not a Posy - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
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18.12.2023 / 11:23

In a Vase on Monday: a Bunch, Not a Posy

When I set off into the garden yesterday to pick materials for today’s vase, I fully expected to come back with a little posy and certainly not a bunch, Winter not being quite as generous in her offerings as other seasons of the year are.

Growing Mushrooms in a Bag: Step-by-Step-Instructions - savvygardening.com
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16.12.2023 / 15:14

Growing Mushrooms in a Bag: Step-by-Step-Instructions

Growing mushrooms in a bag is one of the easiest ways to cultivate homegrown mushrooms. If you’ve ever tried one of the boxed, mushroom-fruiting kits available online or in specialty stores, then you may already have some experience with growing mushrooms in a bag. That’s because the kits frequently include clear polypropylene bags filled with growing mediums that have been inoculated with mushroom spawn. As a result, by the time a mushroom growing kit makes it to you, that bagged substrate is almost fully colonized by bright white mycelium—the fungal organism which ‘fruits’ by putting out loads of tasty mushrooms. Still, relying on a pre-packaged grow kit isn’t the only way to grow mushrooms at home. With a few supplies and close attention to detail, you can cultivate many different kinds of mushrooms—and a lot more of them—economically in bags. Keep reading to learn more.

In a Vase on Monday: David John and Tom - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
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04.12.2023 / 10:13

In a Vase on Monday: David John and Tom

Although bubblewrapping the Coop in the middle of last week was abandoned after less than an hour, due to numb fingers, there was enough time to notice that two of my 2022 purchases of dwarf pelargoniums were in full bloom and looking surprisingly pretty, considering the time of year. This knowledge was stored in my head and formed the basis of today’s vase, with a single white bloom of P ‘David John’ forming the focal point. He was joined by three stems of Argyranthemum ‘Grandaisy Pink’ (now in the Coop too) and a clutch of foliage from Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’. The latter is in dire need of pruning, but for the time being I shall just remain selective about where I snip any foliage from!

In a Vase on Monday: Sultry Serendipity - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com - Britain
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27.11.2023 / 10:03

In a Vase on Monday: Sultry Serendipity

Caught out yet again by the sudden descent towards darkness, I had to quickly pluck a few things from the garden to make a posy for my lift-giver to choir early last week. Having been working in the greenhouse, I snipped a few blooms from the overwintering Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ and plucked greenery from some ivy on the way back to the house. Back inside with my cup of ta and cake, I found my friend had messaged me to say she was unwell and not going after all, so the posy was no longer required. Rather than keep it in its interim jam jar, I sought a vase with a degree of sultriness to match the dark moodiness of the salvia blooms and deep green of the ivy and its curious flowers, coming up trumps with a blue hyacinth vase.

In a Vase on Monday: Pearl - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
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20.11.2023 / 10:13

In a Vase on Monday: Pearl

Dusk caught me unawares yesterday afternoon – with sunset officially occuring at about 4.00, I shouldn’t have been surprised, although it still seemed light as I finished cutting up the prunings from R Cécile Brunner (with only the teeniest bit of shed roof clambering required…) and headed inside for a cup of tea and piece of cake… to remember I hadn’t prepared for IAVOM!

In a Vase on Monday, 10th Anniversary (When a Vase is Not a Vase): Tough as Old Boots - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
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13.11.2023 / 09:45

In a Vase on Monday, 10th Anniversary (When a Vase is Not a Vase): Tough as Old Boots

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of IAVOM, a meme which commenced on an inauspicious November Monday, with the sole purpose of encouraging me to pick flowers or other material from the garden on a regular basis. It must have worked because, ten years and 520 vases later, it is still going. My favourite vase from each of the last 12 months is shown in the collage below – July presented the hardest choice!

In a Vase on Monday: the Emperor and his Mystical New Clothes - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com - China
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06.11.2023 / 09:59

In a Vase on Monday: the Emperor and his Mystical New Clothes

No prizes for guessing what some of the contents of today’s vase will be – blooms from my gifted rescue plant, Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’! With so many blooms and autumn closing in around the garden, it is not surprising I chose to grab them while I could. Having already taken some with me to the voluntary work I do, I added them to the remains of the previous posy I had taken there, stems of Chrysanthemum ‘Emperor of China’. They made a surprisingly pleasing combination, so I decided to replicate this at home, adding foliage of Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ and stems of Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’. My cornus, unlike those of Cathy at Words and Herbs in Bavaria, still retain their foliage, so I snipped all the leaves from the stems apart from the topmost pair.

In a Vase on Monday: Trio - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com - China
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30.10.2023 / 11:09

In a Vase on Monday: Trio

Today’s vase is a simple trio: single stems of Rhododendron ‘Cheers’, an unlabelled sedum (hylotelephium) and slightly bedraggled Miscanthus ‘Red Chief’. The rhododendron grows on the fringe of the woodland, in my direct line of sight on rambles around the garden, so I could hardly fail to notice when the first blooms appeared; now, more and more buds are opening and they are such pretty blooms that I thought I would try them out in a vase. The sedum (which probably does have a label tucked at its base somewhere), is planted in a border nearby and has relatively dark blooms that seem to pick out the centres of the rhododendron, as does the miscanthus, the latter proving immensely useful in late-season vases.

In a Generational Vase on Monday - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com - China
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23.10.2023 / 09:49

In a Generational Vase on Monday

A busy weekend meant today’s vase had to be prepared and a post written even further in advance than usual, and it will be brief.

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