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Monday, 16 July 2018

Miniature In a Vase on Monday

Small is beautiful, as they say,  and I think this vase fits that description.


I've managed to grow Didiscus caeruleus properly for the first time. This is Lace Mixture. 
There is pink and white as well as the blue but I find the pink is quite insipid. 



I've included some small Ammi majus heads which I like as much if not more than the larger ones. Bunny tails grass which has very short stems but is soft and cute. Nigella and some kind of ornamental oregano which has pretty pink heads. All popped into one of my many white jugs. 
Hop over to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what interesting and intriguing things everyone has added to their vases this week. 

12 comments:

  1. That didicus is really pretty - how long will you expect it to go on flowering for? And I am really enjoying bunny tails this year but I wouldn't say the stems of mine were short. Mine have also put out a second crop of little tails. Such a sweet little vase today - thanks for sharing

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    1. I think it should go on for a while if I deadhead, similar to many annuals. It has plenty more buds. These bunny tails are a short variety so I think I'll go for the taller one next year. Thank you. x

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  2. Didiscus caeruleus is a sweet thing and a new plant to me. Your arrangement is gorgeous as always!

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  3. A totally charming arrangement, and I love the different colours you have chosen. The ornamental oregano works really well. Close up the didiscus is stunning.

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    1. Thank you, it really is very pretty.

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  4. A lovely vase - I think the bunny tails really add something and the Didiscus is lovely.

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    1. Thank you. I was just wandering round the garden collecting and came across them, happily.

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  5. The lacey mix is absolutely lovely, Alison! I'm not familiar with Didiscus caeruleus and, as my garden guide doesn't even list the genus, I guessing that, annual or not, it doesn't want to grow in Southern California. It reminds me of Scabiosas, though, which I can grow - sort of.

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    1. Yes, it's an annual but not well known I think. Perhaps it will reach you one day.

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  6. Oh that's a sweet diddy vase Alison. I've grown didiscus too but only have white flowers to date. I tried either last year or the year before but with no joy. I can't say that I like the leaves but I do like the flowers. As a matter of interest when did you sow the seed?

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  7. I just checked my (patchy) records and found that I sowed it in early March. This is the best I've ever managed to get it so I'm pleased. I sow most things in pots, prick out and this wasn't planted out until June. It's all trial and error isn't it?

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