In a Vase on Monday – Blossom and Polyanthus


The Worm Moon (March 21st) and damson blossom

Well, with all the jam trees (old Chivers damson trees) in the garden bursting into flower over the last few days I couldn’t resist cutting a few branches to bring inside. I noticed the first blossoms opening when I went out to observe the full (Worm) moon on the night of the vernal equinox. What a lovely start to spring!

So I’ve put some of the flowering twigs in a vase to join Cathy for her weekly floriferous meme ‘In a vase on Monday’. Hop across to her blog for a chance to enjoy a host of beautiful spring blooms as like-minded folk link to their own vases through the comment section.

Here’s mine:


A vase containing damson blossom, daffodils and polyanthus:

I’ve used a generous amount of a red polyanthus in the vase, because over the weekend I needed to move a large clump and I took the opportunity to cut all the stems rather than watch them flop over in their new positions (I decided to divide the patch while I was at it).


The silver-edged cherry red polyanthus is a favourite I watch out for each year

To link the blossom and primula I’ve added three different white daffodils to the mix. Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’:


Narcissus ‘Thalia’:


Plus a couple of stems of N. ‘Paperwhite’.

The pretty bronze leaves are fresh growth from a small spirea shrub in the front garden.


Spring vase with blossom, primula and white daffodils

And another nice thing about this vase is that is smells lovely.

Which flowers are you bringing in to enjoy?

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16 Responses to In a Vase on Monday – Blossom and Polyanthus

  1. Chloris says:

    Lovely Allison. I did a white vase today but seeing your gorgeous one I wish I had added some red now. I noticed the fabulous bright moon. Why is it called a worm moon?

  2. Cathy says:

    What a fantastic shot of the moon, Allison, and I love your collection of flowering twigs. Chloris is right about the addition of red which makes the whole vase look sumptuous. Thanks for sharing

  3. Cathy says:

    Ooh, what a grogeous spring vase! Love it!

  4. Christina says:

    I’m so enjoying everyone’s spring vases this week. Your Samson blossom is gorgeous.

  5. susurrus says:

    Lovely! I brought in some stems of fat pussy willows covered in bright yellow pollen, but I’m starting to regret it now the pollen is falling. It doesn’t seem to stain though (so far).

    • Oh I love pussy willow in vases, from the first instance it shows. Enjoying the golden moment when all the fresh pollen erupts is worth a little dust? (Glad it didn’t stain though!)

  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Sweet gifts of spring, Allison. Cheerful and sweet-smelling, it doesn’t get better than that. We’re still waiting for the snow to melt, but I see snowdrops pushing through – hurrah!

  7. Wonderful, love the red and white, a breath of fresh air for a spring aarrangement.

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