Skip to main content

Bellis perennis in a vase on Monday

Whatever time of year, it is rare to see a patch of lawn without the bright little face of a daisy flower.  Adorable, familiar, a child's first flower, and pretty as a picture, the common daisy, Bellis perennis is the star of my vase this week.


Comments

  1. Isn't it meant to be summer when you can cover 10 daisies with your foot, Amanda?! But you have put them into your vase and not stood on them so we won't know!! Such a pretty vase too, with its encrustations. Thanks for sharing - and your flower fairies too

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love the Flower Fairies! I think they are responsible for my lifelong love of flowers, and certainly how I learnt the names of most of the wild flowers I have known ever since I was a little girl. A

      Delete
  2. So many daisies-it must be spring. Or nearly. They look so pretty in your cute teapot. I love Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are daisy plants scattered through the grass of the neighbouring golf course, which closes over the winter months, so the daisies have kept growing and flowering in a very modest way! Always lovely to see! A

      Delete
  3. Lovely! I think you're right about a daisy being a child's first flower. Have a nice week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do you remember making daisy chains to wear around your neck or as a circlet on your head! Most of my childhood memories are flower-based but none more so than of the daisy! Hope you have a good week too. A

      Delete
  4. I'm very fond of flower fairies, as you might expect! Daisies are one of my personal favorites as well. I have no Bellis perennis to share but I have faux daisies in the form of Leucadendron, and my Pyrethropsis hosmariense (aka Moroccan daisies) have just begun to bloom in earnest and may show up in one of my vases soon.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have just Googled your Pyrethropsis hosmariense and what a lovely daisy, and very soft pretty foliage! I look forward to seeing some of those in your Monday vase some time soon! A

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bellis are such pretty flowers with their flushed pink tips. Another flower fairy fan here. I was delighted recently to complete a set of 4 flower fairy mugs depicting each season. Spring finally arrived after a long search for her !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have always loved the Flower Fairies! I've got ancient little books which were old when I got them, which would have been over 60 years ago! Spring is arriving - hooray! A

      Delete
  7. So very pretty and my mum has exactly the same little tea pot...lovely xxx

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Coastal walk from Gullane to North Berwick

By the time I have walked about four miles, my toes are screaming at me - it's the arthritis, you see.  One of the joys of being that little bit older than I was.  However, for a long time, I have been keen to walk along the beaches, and follow the coastal path, between Gullane and North Berwick. So, having worked out the tide times, I decided today was the day, and off we went.
Below is our starting point, the bay at Gullane.  It's a lovely beach, very popular with dog walkers. This is looking east, the direction Tilly and I were going to take.
Looking back, up the Forth, the unmistakable bulk of Arthur's Seat, and Edinburgh's skyline, just clear enough to see.
For most of the walk, there is the choice between wandering along a series of beaches, or following a path along the top of each.
There's no denying it, at heart I am a shell-seeker.  I have loads of shells at home.  We lived on one of the out islands in the Bahamas for a just over a year, a long time ago, and …

A celebratory miniature vase on Monday

Cathy at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com, whose brainchild IAVOM (In A Vase On Monday) it is, has set us a challenge this week, to produce a miniature vase, no bigger than 6"/15cm tall or wide, to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the weekly Monday post.

I have used an eggcup, with egg, to give some scale to my offering this week.  The nasturtiums have survived a couple of frosts and some cold nights, but possibly not for much longer.  I picked the smallest flowers I could find to fit in a tiny porcelain vase, which is almost completely spherical with a circular off-centre opening.  It was made by a friend from long ago, Ingrid Atkinson, who I have not seen for about thirty years.  She used to live and work as a ceramicist in West Meon, in Hampshire.

The flowers may be small, but they still pack a colourful punch!
We also have another tiny porcelain vase made by the late Austrian-born British ceramics artist Lucie Rie.  Today's challenge seemed too good an opportun…

Flowers from the field in a vase on Monday

This is a good time of year for walking in the countryside.  Before the harvested fields are ploughed, I enjoy walking along the hedgerows and field margins, safe in the knowledge we are not doing any damage to anything.  My vase this week has flowers from the field edges.  Chamomile, hogweed, dead nettle and yarrow.  They are fresh and pure white, a complete change from anything I have to offer from the garden, and without a vestige of autumn colour.  I particularly love the long slender seed pods on stems of a stray oilseed rape plant, self-seeded in a vast field of Brussel sprouts.