In a Vase on Monday – Being Non-symmetrical

Yeah!  This week for In a Vase on Monday I am displaying flowers, not bought from a shop, or cut from the garden flower patch, but a little posy chosen from pots on my patio.   Whilst I was deadheading and I thought to myself there was no reason why I couldn’t arrangement a few in a small jug.

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I dug out a very pretty Royal Albert China cream mug from the cupboard – the pattern is called ‘moss rose’ which in itself is floral and eminently suitable.

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I arranged the posy in the jug very carefully and, because I have OCD tendencies, I tried to make it look symmetrical, but it didn’t work because with a handle one side and a pouring lip the other, the jug itself is not a uniform shape. Then having visited the many contributions to Rambling in The Garden’s weekly meme and seen how clever people are in their displays, I did a little rearranging.

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The more I looked at it, the more I realised that with the handle on one side, it would look a more interesting composition with the Angeliona pointing out the other, a bit like a teapot spout,  even though I say it myself, I’m quite pleased with the finished article!

The flowers used are Verbena ‘peaches and cream’, Angeliona ‘raspberry’ the colour picks up the roses on the jug, Achillea ‘terracotta’ (although looks more yellow to me!) and Lewisia Cotyledon.  Oh and I put in a few sprigs of Nemesia ‘Wisley Vanilla’ for added perfume.

I hope you like my non-symmetrical posy.  For some great ideas on arrangements please pop over to The Rambling Garden. 

14 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Being Non-symmetrical

  1. Very pretty arrangement.

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  2. Your blooms are just lovely in that pretty little vase and having never heard of Angelonia before I have now seen it twice on today’s IAVOM!

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    1. Angelonia was a new one to me this year and I had no idea it came in such vibrant shades. Clearly a new kid on the block.

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  3. Picking flowers from the garden is just dead heading a few days early…and the plant then grows even more flowers. Such beautiful peaches….

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  4. I love those sherbet colors and you matched it perfectly with your choice of vase!

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    1. Sometimes things just fall into place, very much more by luck than judgment. I love the Lewisia colours.

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  5. A beautiful soft arrangement, perfect for the container!

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    1. Thank you. They haven’t lasted long but then it was a good use of the final throes of deadheaded flowers.

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  6. these flowers look great with the jug choice too – I’ve learnt such alot about flower arranging and growing from the ‘In a Vase’ crew especially Cathy. I’ve got a flowery jug and pinks for my ‘vase’ this week. Love bec

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    1. I look forward to next week pinks. This evening I’m going to read all the In a Vase Monday posts

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  7. What pretty colours, Ronnie, and you have demonstrated that we can learn from our own vases too, tweaking as appropriate until we are satisfied. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, your meme is a great one as so many people join in and there are some wonderful creative and clear arrangements.

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      1. And yet most are essentially ‘pick and plonk’ 😉

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