In a Vase: Coral and Wine

Dianthus and Heuchera for In a Vase on Monday

Today's posy is a tiny little concoction in my smallest bud vase.

In a Vase on Monday

The coral in the title comes from coral bells, as my Heuchera 'Carnival' is finally beginning to flower.  

Dianthus and Heuchera for In a Vase on Monday

In addition to the Heuchera...

Heuchera Carnival

...Dianthus 'Frosty Fire' is supplying some deep wine color - a good deal darker than this photo shows.

dianthus Frosty Fire and oregano

And there are a couple of sprigs of oregano.


But fortunately the fragrance is coming mostly from the dianthus, and it is delightful.


The vase was thrown on the potter's wheel, then glazed all over with a copper-bearing glaze, while the top was dipped also in what is known as a flow glaze.  This clear glaze becomes very fluid during the firing process, flowing (hopefully gracefully) down the shoulder of the vase to create a streaked or mottled effect.

In a Vase on Monday

I'm happy to say that both the Heuchera and the Dianthus are getting well established in the front border.  It's a pleasure to be able to pick flowers directly from a garden again for the wonderful In a Vase on Monday at Rambling in the Garden.

Dianthus and Heuchera for In a Vase on Monday

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Cathy (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:41)

    What a sweet little arrangement and isn't Nature wonderful when you can have fragrance from such a tiny little vase? As you suggest, it must be delight being able to pick blooms from your own garden again. Thanks for sharing deatils of your pot making process, as I always like to hear about them

  • #2

    Kris P (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:41)

    I'm glad your new garden is coming along, Amy. You came up with a charming arrangement.

  • #3

    Cathy (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:25)

    I love the vase, and the colours you have chosen to put in it are so pretty and so vibrant. Lovely photos! :)

  • #4

    Diana Studer (Friday, 31 May 2019 17:23)

    Love the smell of Dianthus, but also love the name oregano ... gold of the mountains!