lunes, 11 de mayo de 2015

In a Vase on Monday - Versigny

It's been a while since I participated in Cathy's In a Vase on Monday meme.  My garden has just been too bare.  All of the plants in my garden are 3 years old or younger, and sometimes I just cannot bring myself to collect cuttings from my wee babes.

But, we had a dinner party for my eldest son's 15th (15!!) birthday this weekend, so I threw together a vase (well, actually, a water pitcher) with Versigny and Philadelphus.  Plunk-and-go is still my style of arranging, so please forgive me.




Look who else stopped by for the party!


Happy hunting, my little friend.
(Athene Noctua, "Little Owl")



12 comentarios:

  1. Oh that owl is adorable...I love your vase...a perfect combo...free and lovely. It is the new and more preferred way of arranging I recently read!

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    1. It also describes my gardening style. While I do put some thought into plant placement and color schemes, I tend to let plants do their own thing once established.

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  2. Oh so pretty, Karen, and how lovely to have your little visitor too. Enjoy your garden as it matures - and your sons!

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    1. Yes, everything does grow faster than we think, children and plants alike. I just realized this afternoon that my almond tree hasn't a single nut on it, but it's now well over 7 feet tall. It actually makes shade!

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  3. I understand the hesitation about removing flowers from the garden - I was the same way. I recommend starting with tiny vases - you may be surprised how addicted you become to enjoying the fruits of your labor in the house too. Your birthday bouquet is beautiful and I love your visitor!

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    1. But, Kris, your arrangements are always so colorful and creative! I do tend to bring in smaller bits, but nothing postable. Right now, I'm sitting next to a sprig of honeysuckle in a little bottle. Yum!

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  4. Lovely vase, I have Philadelphus flowering now too. Great image of the Little owl, we have one who brings its babies to our roof but I never manage to get a good photograph.

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    1. My goodness, Christina, if they are only some 15cm tall, how tiny the babies must be!

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  5. Lovely rose and Philadelphus together, your arrangement looks delightful. And a ittle Owl, what a treat! Do you have Scope owls there too?

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    1. Chloris, I am no expert on owls, but I did a post on some other owls in November (http://ladyoflamancha.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/my-birthday-was-not-long-ago-happy.html). I know there are some very large ones our there somewhere because we can hear them when the sun goes down, but we rarely catch a glimpse of them. The Little Owls are the only ones out during the day, and they put up quite a racket - sounds like a tomcat yowling!

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  6. such a pretty vase and an adorable owl!

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  7. Dear Karen, There is notthing wrong with your style of flower arrangements. I love the colour of your roses. I saw the first roses in my garden. Groetjes, Hetty

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