In a Vase: Small and Sweet

While Valentine's Day falls in a fairly lush time of year here, I decided to focus on some of the smaller flowers and make an almost miniature bouquet.  

It was the miniature roses decided it.  It only seemed fitting to use sweetheart roses for a Valentine's vase!

Miniature rose "Lavender"
Miniature rose "Lavender"

And, of course, there ought to be lavender itself, in this case the ruffles of Lavandula multifida.

Also Dianthus...  I left my dianthus in the ground after last spring, just to see what it would do long-term.  All survived; most of them look a bit ratty, but one or two have come back strongly and are in bloom now.  So a stem of Dianthus flowers came in.

And there is a froth of purple and white from Limonium perezii.

I put them in my small handthrown, stoneware bottle and photographed them outside in the patio.

Many thanks to Cathy for hosting the In a Vase on Monday meme!   Do go to Rambling in the Garden to see what others have brought indoors to brighten the week!

Weather Diary: Cloudy; High: 72 F (22 C)/Low: 52 F (11 C); Humidity: 35%-89%

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Cathy (Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:39)

    I love these colours (makes me think of my wedding to the Golfer) - and all things miniature - so this vase is a winner in my eyes �

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:57)

    So glad it brings happy memories, Cathy :) The colors pretty much arranged themselves on this one. Also glad to have a fellow miniature afficianado!

  • #3

    Cathy (Wednesday, 15 February 2017)

    A lovely little arrangement for Valentine's Day. I love the use of Dianthus, as these remind me of what we call Sweet Williams. :)

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:37)

    Thanks so much, Cathy :) I've always loved just about every sort of dianthus! I wasn't expecting these to be perennial here, but am quite pleased they are.

  • #5

    Diana Studer (Friday, 17 February 2017 15:28)

    after I cut back the smother of Plectranthus, my Limonium has popped up stalks of buds. I am forgiven.

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:11)

    Diana - It's always nice to have plants with forgiving dispositions!