In a Vase on Monday: A Thousand and One

This is my 1001st post! So to celebrate I have made a vase guaranteed to produce a smile or two.

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It is full of summery loveliness from my garden, and was actually inspired by this vase which I made at the end of last week to use some of the poor anemones battered by rain and wind…

The Anemones don’t last long in a vase though, so I tried to recreate the look yesterday and took it a bit further. I included:

Japanese Anemones; Perovskia; a grass that may be an early flowering Miscanthus; pink, red and white Cosmos; Golden Rod; yellow Achillea; purple Linaria; Stipa gigantea; Heuchera flowers.

This is the grand August finale, as I won’t be here next Monday and the week after that will be September already. Can you believe how quickly summer has flown by?

Now go and visit our lovely host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, with her gorgeous Dahlias and links to many other beautiful and inspiring vases from around the world!

51 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A Thousand and One

  1. Congrats on your many posts. This vase full is a fitting celebratory explosion of congratulations to your posts and your gorgeous garden.

  2. Congratulations on your 1001st post! I love those Japanese anemones. I’m wondering if I’ll see any here this year, where they don’t usually show up until September when the temperatures begin to dip.

    • Thanks Kris! Our anemones are always earlier than I expect, being called ‘autumn anemones’ here. They usually start flowering in the last few days of July though. Well, there is a distinct autumny feel to our weather now. The sun is still strong, but in the shade it is much cooler.

  3. Congrats on your posting over 1000 times – wow, you’re a veteran! πŸ™‚
    A beautiful, summery arrangement you’ve made to mark the celebration, too. It is exuberant!

  4. Your vase is a stunner this week. I don’t like golden rod but have used it to great effect with the strong pinks. Lovely. And no I cannot believe how quickly this Summer is slipping by.

    • Thanks Dorris. I nearly didn’t add the golden rod as it seemed a bit over-the-top, but once I put one stem in I realised how well it goes with pink. πŸ™‚

  5. That is a worthy celebration of the 1001st post, indeed! I especially like the touch of making this one an offshoot of an earlier arrangement. Sheherazade would have approved!

    • Thanks Jason. Can’t quite believe I’ve written that many posts, but then it has been almost six years since I started and the first year I wrote a post every day!

  6. That’s a great achievement….and hurray for the celebratory bouquet of all the best in the garden. Now you know what it is like to stand on the podium! Congratulations.

    • Thank you Noelle! It does seem rather a lot of posts… not sure how I managed that! It is nearly six years since I started, but I don’t post as much as the first few years for fear of being repetitive! LOL!

  7. Congratulations on reaching such a high milestone of 1001 posts! Your vase this week makes me think of a fairy garden. It would be difficult for me to tell you why that’s my response to it, but it’s a very sweet arrangement of flowers and I love it! I hope you have something fun planned for next week. See you in September!

  8. Yikes that’s a lot of posts! I think if you had started with that goal in mind you would have quit years ago, it’s amazing how these things happen with just a little commitment and creativity. Enjoy your trip!

  9. Wow! A Thousand and One. A Persian lady did ‘Nights’ and now you’ve done ‘posts.’ I understand how much effort (and love) goes into that number. Congratulations.

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