In a Vase on Monday. La Vie En Rose.

I wrote a post abut nerines on Saturday and quite forgot to say that they make wonderful long-lasting cut flowers. And so for a dreary November day what could be more cheerful than a bunch of these sugar-mice pink nerines in my pink  cranberry glass vase.





And next to it is my Chinese famille rose bowl. So even at the gloomiest time of the year, life can look rosy.

With the nerines I used pink Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’, purple Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ and cerise Salvia ‘Water Melon’. These salvias are all flourishing in the greenhouse.

Actually life is looking very rosy for me at the moment with an exciting project coming to fruition at last. More of that soon.

Meanwhile, thanks to Cathy at rambling in the garden for her ever popular meme . More and more people are getting hooked on foraging in their gardens to find something to put in a vase on Monday.



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40 Responses to In a Vase on Monday. La Vie En Rose.

  1. Christina says:

    Your Nerines make the perfect antidote to a cold dark November day Liz; who could be miserable with your sugar-mice pink blooms. And what have you been busy with? another new project – do tell!

    • Chloris says:

      They are still looking lovely and I have a new one still in bud. My new project is not quite finished and all will be revealed when it is ready- very soon, I hope.

  2. The Nerines do make wonderful cut flowers and your found just the right accents for them. I look forward to having some of my own to cut next year and to hearing more about your current project!

  3. pbmgarden says:

    A luscious collection of nerines. I like how you used Salvia to spice up the color.

  4. Cathy says:

    Your vase is just the right colour for them. Very pretty!

  5. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Those Nerines are so beautiful! I have to find out more about them.

  6. Cathy says:

    What bounty from your greenhouse – being able to cut so many says it all…! They really do look gorgeous as a cut flower and it is thoughtful of you to share them with us 🙂

  7. Julie says:

    These nerines are stunning – I must try some next year – I could have a greenhouse full of chrysanthemums & nerines!! You must have a lot to be able to spare so many for a vase. Do you leave the pots outside for most of the year or do they have to stay undercover all year? I hope you are keeping well.

    • Chloris says:

      Hello Julie. Yes do try them. Cotswold Garden Flowers have a fabulous collection. The pots live outside in summer and don’ t get any attention until the end of July when I start watering them.

  8. Gorgeous! I am looking forward to having some Nerine Lilies in Florida next year. Mine will be called Chloris!

    • Chloris says:

      I hope you find some lovely nerines Amy. How nice of you to call them Chloris.

      • Liz, I finally found Education of A Gardener, the 1982 version. I am thinking he may be the perpetrator of the ‘we can’t think of plants as plants’ theory that is pervasive in Landscape Architecture, still reading and trying to decide if he is a wanker. If that is the right use of the word.

      • Chloris says:

        Goodness wherever did you learn that, it’ s not American is it? Well, it’ s certainly a colourful use of the word. I’ m surprised that WordPress allowed it as they have a prudish streak. Still, I think it sums him up quite accurately. ( if a little louchely.)

      • Americans do not use that word, I am not sure there is an equivalent. The proper use of the w word confuses me a bit as the Australians seem to think it less severe than the English. Have you seen The Wine Wankers blog? It is Australian, I follow the blog. I will continue on with Russell, thus far, his design theories are a bit much for me. Objects emanating and all that.

  9. A very nice arrangement! I really like the Salvia/Nerine combination!

  10. Eliza Waters says:

    I love the colors – richly beautiful, Chloris!

  11. mrsdaffodil says:

    Spectacular photograph!

  12. Nice “vie en rose” ! Simply but so pure and so nice 🙂

  13. Peter/Outlaw says:

    perfect pairing of vase and contents!

  14. Anna says:

    Now the fact that nerines make for good cut flowers is another reason why I must seek some out forthwith. Your project sounds most intriguing Chloris 🙂

    • Chloris says:

      Yes you must look out for some Anna. They are worth it and do very well if you find a nice sunny spot. The project is nearly ready so all will be revealed soon.

  15. homeslip says:

    I missed a trick there Chloris and left my white nerines to Jack Frost. Interestingly the pink ones which used to grow right by the house wall never got frosted so I assumed the ones in the garden would be ok. Silly me. Still, there’s always next year. Beautiful photographs too, as if we’ve stepped into your old cottage.

  16. Alison C says:

    These nerines are such a pretty colour, I think I prefer it to the regular pink you see more often. They make a fabulous vase.

  17. snowbird says:

    Oh…simply gorgeous, they certainly are

  18. Lovely cut flowers to brighten a dark November day. I can appreciate your nerines in a Vase. Intrigued by your project!

  19. Chloris says:

    The nerines are still delighting me in the greenhouse. Some of them are still in bud, so more to come. I will be writing about my new project very soon.

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