In a Vase on Monday – Fancy a cuppa?


Having got over the worst of my fascination with the so-called Cup and Saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) in last Wednesday’s’ Wordless’ post I decided to ruthlessly cut some of the flowers to use in today’s vase (fear not they are actually quite prolific now).

Of course, I couldn’t resist setting a tea tray with pretty china cups to display the flowers:


And since the flowers are rather large and the cups are rather dainty, that is actually about it for the arrangement. There’s a bit of foliage provided by some cinnamon basil, which has lovely plum coloured flower spikes and a delicious smell, plus a couple of curled ipomoea ‘Black Knight’ flowers.


The strange green blob on the tray is one of those wonderful moss growths that seem to develop in the guttering and fall down from time to time, this time on to the hosting chair. Well, I liked the look of it, so it is decorating the tray too.


Tea anyone?

This is my contribution to Cathy’s In-a-Vase-on-Monday meme. Funnily enough, her vase today features coffee, so between us we have got the hot drinks sown up! And don’t forget to check out the comment section for other beautiful vases.


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26 Responses to In a Vase on Monday – Fancy a cuppa?

  1. Such fun! Now all we need is Alice and the Mad Hatter!

  2. Cathy says:

    Oh, great minds, Allison! what a coincidence it is, and of course your blooms cry out to be displayed in a cup and saucer of course 😉 These are such intriguing plants, and the ‘blue’ version is especially gorgeous. How easy are they to grow? The cinnamon basil looks interesting and is not something I have heard of. Thanks for sharing today

  3. pbmgarden says:

    What a pretty arrangement. Love that moss too.

  4. Sam says:

    Great idea 🙂 love the moss ball, too.

  5. AlisonC says:

    They are really stunning and such rich colours. Perfectly displayed too. I’m not surprised you love them.

  6. Cathy says:

    I love a summer tea party in the garden, and your teacups look quite delicious! 🙂

  7. Brian Skeys says:

    The cup and saucer plant is so elegant, your arrangement is very creative. I have taken some lovely photos of it in my garden, a picture showing one of its stems with a rain drop on it features as my favourite photo on my blog.

  8. Tina says:

    That’s really cute!

  9. Eliza Waters says:

    These are lovely and fun, Allison. I like those cushion mosses, too. They beg to be touched.

  10. susurrus says:

    Very pretty. The green flowers are intriguing, but the purple ones are lovely with the basil.

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