Monday's work in the garden left me without the energy to post for the Monday Vase meme, but here is the one I had envisioned: just a little cupful of dianthus and miniature roses.
It is time for cool season annuals here; and though I have seeds for Dianthus "Chianti", I picked up a blooming six-pack the other day so I already had some flowers available today.
At the same time I found a miniature rose on offer, another of the series put out by Kordes for containers. As my first one ("Daniela", which has appeared on these pages at various times) has been so successful, I was prompt to pick up another -- especially as its lavender-pink tones are perfect for the South Border. This one was simply called "Lavender", and appears to have plenty of growing and blooming vigour. Blooms are classic little tea rose shapes.
I slipped in some foliage from a potted lemon verbena and came in to search out the perfect teacup. Or is it a chocolate cup?
Stamped only "Silesia", I have no idea of the date of this one, but the pink and red rose pattern was just the thing.
The centres of the Dianthus are pink, matching the hues of the roses.
They all made a pleasant little tumble in the cup...
Well, this is not the first time I have posted a "Tuesday Vase"! Hope you will all enjoy it and go ahead and check out the other vases at Rambling in the Garden.
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