In a Vase: A Bit of Bright

muscari, strawberry flower, and heuchera for in a vase on monday

The vase in question is a tiny vintage French creamer, its surface splashed with flowers and one largish butterfly.  

muscari and heuchera in vintage creamer for in a vase on monday

Although I have as yet no forget-me-nots, it was a good choice for the small flowers going into today's posy: a few spikes of found Muscari, a strawberry flower, and a bright Heuchera leaf.

muscari, strawberry flower, and heuchera in vintage creamer for in a vase on monday

The strawberries came home as replacements for the succulents I used to grow in my larger containers.  The Heuchera has been added as part of the narrow border by the front of the house.  And the Muscari - well, their appearance was perhaps no surprise to those who read my last post.  I have been counting the days till I could use them for a Monday vase...


Thanks to Cathy for her inspiring theme, all about bringing the garden's beauty indoors to be enjoyed a little more.  Do check the many vases linked at Rambling in the Garden!

muscari, strawberry flower, and heuchera in vintage creamer for in a vase on monday

Weather Diary: Fair; High: 54 F (12 C)/Low: 30 F (-1 C); Humidity: 34%-93% 

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  • #1

    Cathy (Monday, 01 April 2019 15:29)

    I am so glad you are gradually beginning to garden again and you must have been so thrilled to find the muscari - perhaps there will be many more surprises to come!! I can sense your joy as you share your little bright vase with us

  • #2

    Diana Studer (Monday, 01 April 2019 16:37)

    Inspired by your amethysts, I realised that the 2 Plectranthus growing on opposite sides of our house, are not mother and seedling - but 2 quite different plants. One large and lilac, the other small and deepest amethyst!

  • #3

    Kris P (Monday, 01 April 2019 17:18)

    It's a sweet little arrangement, Amy, and the creamer is the perfect vessel.

  • #4

    Amy@SmallSunnyGarden (Monday, 01 April 2019 21:39)

    Cathy - Who knows what else?! We think that possibly there is an old grape vine along the fence. In any case it is so good to be growing things again, even just a few! I had forgotten how much plants like this crispy cold weather!

  • #5

    Cathy (Tuesday, 02 April 2019 08:33)

    That is so lovely Amy. It just goes to show how little we need to make a little spring posy to cheer our homes. Your photos are lovely too. Have you noticed a difference in light between your old and new home?

  • #6

    Amy@SmallSunnyGarden (Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:08)

    Diana - That is exciting to have so many amethysts! :) I love seeing how plants create so much variety on their own!

  • #7

    Amy@SmallSunnyGarden (Friday, 05 April 2019 21:44)

    Kris - Thank you so much; the strawberry stem is continuing to open new flowers so it's been an ongoing pleasure!

  • #8

    Amy@SmallSunnyGarden (Friday, 05 April 2019 21:55)

    Cathy@Words and Herbs - Yes, it took surprisingly little, and the strawberry stem is continuing to keep us supplied with new blooms. I can only hope to get strawberries on the same scale! There is a vast difference in the light here; after all, the light in the Sonoran Desert is like no place else on earth, unless maybe the Sahara! ;-) I am having to learn to adjust to more normal photography conditions!