In a Vase on Monday: Fireworks!

And now for something completely different!


This week, for Cathy’s meme, “In a Vase on Monday”, where we are challenged to find flowers from our gardens to cut for a vase, I found this aging Allium schubertii “Fireworks” seedhead toppling over in my flowerbed. Time to rescue it and put it to good use! It was extremely tricky to take a photo of it though…

I started off with it in a tall blue vase, with some Peony foliage around it…


… but decided I liked it alone in the other vase best.

It’s great fun arranging fiddling around with flowers every Monday. Why not join in!

Take a look at what other people are putting in vases today at Cathy’s site “Rambling in the Garden“.


39 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Fireworks!

    • It seemed a bit lost in the blue vase and a plain background is easier for photos too. I learnt a lesson from that – it doesn’t stand out in the garden when it flowers because it needs something solid as a backdrop. I shall have to remember that when putting in bulbs this autumn!

  1. Oh yes Cathy – the first picture wins hands down (and the globular vase is perfect)! Like Christina, I still have allium heads from a few years ago – shows how useful they are, whether in flower, gone to seed on the plant or inside. A beautiful arrangement/plonkment – and a great example of how easy it is to bring these small pleasures into our homes. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  2. I love it both ways and well done for managing to photograph it so well! It is lovely to see the details of this very useful seed head.

    • Thank you Debra! I have since removed the flower head from the vase to dry, in the hope that it will last a few months longer! πŸ˜‰

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