In a Vase on Monday: A Splash of Pink!

These grey dismal January days need brightening up!


A pot of “Pinks” (Dianthus) has been in flower almost non-stop since June. It is right up against the house wall in a very sheltered spot, but with another even colder freeze forecast for the end of this week I decided it was time to pick the last flowers.

Just to remind you that it is in fact deepest darkest winter, I added a Hellebore flower from another patio pot as well. The garden Hellebores aren’t in flower yet (but are covered inย  promising buds).

Everything I look at seems to be pink at the moment – the pink tray was a present from my Mum years ago.ย  And do you remember French knitting? Well, I decided to see if I could recall how to do it after a friend gave me a knitting dolly as a fun Christmas gift, and as you can see in this picture the yarn is pink too!


And my latest Amaryllis to flower is also pink:


Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” (planted 25th November and flowering since 8th January)

Oh look, even my text colour is pink now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m linking to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her In a Vase on Monday meme. It will be challenging to find anything from the garden next week when temperatures drop, although it is quite green again at the moment after all our new year snow melted.

Hope you enjoy this splash of colour too, even if it is a bit too pink perhaps!

Have a pink good week!


46 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A Splash of Pink!

  1. I have some Dianthus flowering too, much more than they did in summer in fact! I like your jolly pink flowers and your Amaryllis is stunningly beautiful. We’re due to get the same bad weather as you, keep warm.

    • Hi Christina. I’m glad you liked the burst of colour! The wind has already turned icy cold here. I hope your temperatures don’t drop too much as you have more tender plants than I do here.

    • It does seem strange that our weather patterns seem to be reflected all thes miles away from each other. We have snow and cold winds forecast here too. Keep warm Donna!

  2. I adore pink flowers so this was a treat – I am longing for some pink blooms in my garden once again … roll on spring!

  3. Hi Cathy, I am a pink-lover. The new Amaryllis fits to the last one. And even the Diantus are nice. I had white ones in a december-vase. Our Hellebores are flowering from October on. Have fun with the Strick-Liesl (french knitting).:)

    • Thanks Uta. The Dianthus were so wonderful – I like them for their ability to withstand the strongest sun and high temperatures of summer, so was surprised how well they lasted in the cold and damp too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. French Knitting takes me back Cathy! We have grey, wet and murky here, not as cold as forecast, I should like a decent frost now. Pink is just the right colour to make us feel jollier!

  5. A week that starts “in the pink” is bound to be wonderful, Cathy! I remember those knitting dollies – it was the only kind of knitting I ever succeeded with but I probably wouldn’t have a clue how to do it anymore. I love your vase – it made me think of a pink parfait when I saw it – and the Amaryllis is gorgeous!

  6. Your Amaryllis is gorgeous! I love the ruffled petals and the way the colors look like they’ve been brushed on. Congratulations on pulling together a vase of blooms in the middle of winter, Cathy. I really love your tray too. A lovely pink presentation.

  7. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to laugh at your pink extras, like the text! Your real ‘pinks’ have been amazing to flower so long, and it is a fitting tribute to include tour last ones in a vase. Your amaryllis/hippeastrum is brilliant – this is such a pretty variety. Mine are very slow this year although it looks as if one from last year may be going to flower again, which is a first for me! What will you do with your long pink tail when you have had enough of your French knitting….?!

    • Thanks Cathy! Any ideas what I can do with 60 cms of pink French knitting would be welcome. I was thinking of hanging my glasses on it for around my neck, but it looks ridiculous! (Gave me a good laugh anyway!) ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Pretty in pink! Love the amaryllis – wish I had picked up a couple in the fall, but never got around to it. It remember using one of those knitting tools as a child. Very nostalgic!

    • Hi Susie. Our weather is so awful at the moment that colour is just essential – we have often had the lights on all day recently. The snow forecast will at least brighten up the landscape!

  9. I love dianthus (Pinks) of all types and they smell so lovely. The white flowers on the curtain are a nice echo of the hellebore as well as all the pink accessories.

  10. Lots of gorgeous pink! The amaryllis is simply stunning, Cathy! Dianthus is so rewarding and seems to handle a variety of climate conditions. I don’t often think of it as a cut flower but you’ve reminded me that it does well! Lovely!

    • Mine always seem to have such short stems, so I don’t often cut them, but now realise how pretty they are even in a tiny vase (which is actually a schnaps glass!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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