In a Vase: Sweetly

roses for the monday vase

Today's vase is a mix of lavender and rose.

monday vase

On one side, there is one enormous, ruffled bloom of 'James Galway'...

rose James Galway

...and a cluster of miniature pink roses with the cool hues of 'Sterling Silver' on the other.

A few violas were added to the mix with a good deal of flowering rosemary and, of course, stems of lavender from the magnificent Lavandula x 'Goodwin's Creek Gray.  

lavandula goodwins creek gray

There is plenty of fragrance in a bouquet like this, but the most strongly scented flower it contains is 'Sterling Silver'.  What a rose...


Happy IaVoM!  Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting!

the monday vase

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Donna@GardensEyeView (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:08)

    This is gorgeous...that bright desert sun shining on these beautiful blooms....and I can smell the fragrance too!

  • #2

    Kris P (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:24)

    Another beautiful display, Amy! Roses love winter in the desert it seems.

  • #3

    Chloris (Tuesday, 23 January 2018)

    So pretty, I love the rose.

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:48)

    Thank you so much, Donna - the sunlight has been so wonderful as the days lengthen a bit. And yes, the fragrance should carry... ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:50)

    They really do, Kris - at least if they get enough water! The weather is lovely but not helping much with the watering...
    Thanks so much!

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:51)

    Thanks so much, Chloris - what a beauty 'James Galway' is! It was the one rose my sister insisted must go into the border, and she was right, of course... ;-)

  • #7

    Cathy (Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:50)

    Your vases and photos are always so atmospheric Amy! I love that last shot. The viola makes it look like spring, but the roses and lavender remind me of early summer. :)

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:44)

    Cathy - It has been quite a mix of seasons in terms of bloom! But the mini roses and some of the lavenders go nearly year-round here - certainly one of the perks of low desert gardening! Thanks so much, Cathy!