In a Vase on Monday – Happy Weeds


Sunny Meadow Buttercups

It is a dull day today. It has been drizzling on and off for most of the morning. Good for the garden, but not so great for raising one’s spirits. One thing guaranteed to cheer me up though is to take a walk through the billowing clouds of cow parsley and buttercups in the meadow by the river. There is something very restorative in pushing through the waist-high wafting flower heads. So I though I would share this cheerful countryside vignette, in a vase on Monday for Cathy’s fun weekly meme.


A simple, but cheerful bunch of meadow weeds



Cow parsley


Sow thistle


The simple colour combination and contrasting flower forms work perfectly.

A joyful bouquet arranged by nature. Happier now? Well, I certainly am.

Don’t forget to take a look at the many beautiful and diverse vases being linked today for this burgeoning IAVOM meme.




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28 Responses to In a Vase on Monday – Happy Weeds

  1. Very cheerful! I love it

  2. pbmgarden says:

    It is a happy vase–very rich and sunny.

  3. Cathy says:

    That really is a billowing vase – it really works well, doesn’t it? Thanks for picking it and sharing it with us

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh wow, that IS lovely, and billowing and cheerful and joyful too! πŸ™‚

  5. Alison C says:

    It looks gorgeous and so cheerful. Sunshine on a rainy day.

  6. Kris P says:

    I love your weeds! They probably wouldn’t be weeds here at all. Is the buttercup a Ranunculus or something else?

  7. Sharon says:

    What a great vase – it proves that weeds are plants in the wrong place! I’ll never look at dandelions in the same way.

  8. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Happiness in a vase! Love this.

  9. Eliza Waters says:

    I love this arrangement, Alison – it’s wonderful!

  10. Much happier, thanks Allison. What a delightful vase! Makes me wonder why I bother trying to weed this sort of stuff out of the borders.

  11. that’s one of the best vases I’ve ever seen, wildflowers win, Frances

  12. Like the others, I love this beautiful display. Your description of walking through the wildflowers in the ‘meadow by the river’ sounds delightful. It makes one wish we could see a return of our long-lost English meadows. So pleased you still have some near you. Long may they survive.

  13. Yellow is such a cheerful color. I love the Sunny Meadow Buttercups – they look like my Celandine Poppies.

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