In a Vase on Monday: Angelic

A small offering today, for the Monday meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

A couple of pinky brown Heuchera leaves, a hazel twig with tiny tightly closed catkins, one sprig of Miscanthus Adagio, a Fennel seed head, two Clematis tangutica seed heads, and a single white Cyclamen flower trimmed from a new houseplant. 😉


The Cyclamen smells delicious – I have never had a scented one before which is why I chose this one to brighten up the winter days.


Please forgive the grainy photos… light is scarce at the moment!


The angel with the spade is a Willow Tree figure called ‘Angel of the Garden’ – a gift many years ago when these angel figurines first became popular. She stands over a small fossil I found in my rockery one day. And the plate with the seed heads painted on it was a gift to myself. 🙂


The garden may be sleeping, but there are still remnants to be found… and still no sign of snow, despite the cold. Hope you are all staying warm and cosy!

33 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Angelic

  1. I was tricked by the design on your plate at first, and thought these stems were in your vase too! Each of the contents is a thing of beauty in itself, so how lovely to bring them inside to enjoy at close quarters. How lovely to have an angel of the garden 🙂

    • I did not aim to confuse, but noticed myself after loading the photos that it looked like those seed heads were part of the vase! Yes, I do love my gardening angel too. 🙂

  2. Almost Sepia helps to focus the wonderful things you let accompany the vase. And as always, I love flowers with scent. Cyclamen with scent were unknown to me. I am curious about and will ask for those in garden centers. 🙂

  3. I have been gifted a few of those angels as well over the years. I like your sweet arrangement and how it is echoed by the square plate behind it. I have a pink mini-cyclamen that I swear smells like bubblegum! I love it in the middle of winter when I really need a boost.

    • I love the smell of bubblegum Eliza! In the fields nearby I sometimes come across some wild clover in summer that smells just like bubblegum. This one is a bit like sherbert – heavenly!

  4. Cathy, it’s just perfect! All those muted colors and the cyclamen with the seedheads… I love the frills on your cyclamen, and having a scented one must be wonderful 🙂

  5. I love your angel with the spade Cathy. Miscanthus adagio is a recent acquisition for me. I met up with Kate from in October and had a lovely time viewing a nursery. This was the plant I chose to remind me of the day. I love its coloured margins. It is in a pot which Kate has done with hers. I hope it will like it’s new yours in a pot or the ground?

  6. No snow? Are you hoping for a white Christmas? Your little vase is charming, Cathy. I’m amazed at what you can pull together at this time of year.

    I’m saddened by the news out of Berlin. I remember one of your Christmas market posts from the past. Sending love and light.

    • Hi Alys! I don’t think there will be any snow this Christmas – we are still hoping though! Maybe at least a frosty morning… Yes, that in Berlin was terrible. Am travelling home today after a brief visit to the UK for my Mum’s 80th! 🙂

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