In a Vase on Monday

At the risk of repeating myself, having moved into a flat, albeit with a patio,  I am without a garden and the allotment is not ready for flowers until next year.   I am, therefore, buying flowers for my home rather than using my own flowers for In a Vase Monday. Having said that, shop flowers can be an absolute delight, as was my recent purchase of ‘Alstroemeria’. Bought from Waitrose when the buds were tightly closed, I had no idea of the colour, although suspected them to be pink.They turned out to be a beautiful display of purple, white and pink. This short post is about what is in the vase and not the vase, which is a plain glass Lily vase, or the display design – they were just placed (plonked!) in the vase on my sideboard. Also known as a Peruvian Lily or Parrot Lily they are supposed to symbolise friendship, devotion and wealth making it a great flower to give to a friend. I love alstroemerias, especially the way some petals are plain and others have a broken stripe pattern. Thank you Rambling in the Garden for hosting this Monday meme. Please visit her blog and take a look as her wonderful and clever ways of showing off flowers.

12 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday

  1. That pale pink is especially nice. Alstroemeria make a nice display and so long-lasting.

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  2. What a nice collection of Alstroemeria! I haven’t seen any in that pale pink color. It’s lovely.

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    1. The pink is pretty isn’t it – usually they are a dull washed out pink but this is a good colour.

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  3. Beautiful flowers and interesting information!

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  4. Picked or purchased, Alstroemerias are a delight and your color combination is very sweet.

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    1. Thank you – really more luck than judgment as the whole bunch were in tight buds.

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  5. one of my favourites – my daughter had them at her wedding

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    1. What a lovely idea – I bet they looked beautiful

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      1. Oh yes the were perfect for the Fairy Woodland theme she wanted.

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  6. Lovely photos Ronnie, and what a pretty blend of colours the alstroemeria were. I have very little success in growing these myself, but I do keep trying!!

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    1. I grew them quite successfully in a large container for a few years, it certainly helped control them being eaten by slugs and snails. Sadly the last cold winter got to them so I was not able to bring them with me.

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