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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Monday, June 18, 2018

In a Vase on Monday - Cindy Jenkins and Summer Strike Again

At the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in February, this painting done by artist and potter Cindy Jenkins brought memories of summers past and another that was still so far away.  Time passes so quickly and  here we are, on the verge of the official start of summer.



This vase/pot, also by Cindy usually sits by my computer holding  the latest bunch of plant tags.  It would be perfect to hold  some of the Senecio leucostachys that had to be cut back from the walkway.

Might as well throw in one of Cindy's birds. (For the record, this is not what's meant by giving one the bird.)

Oh right, this is supposed to be about something in a vase so here's my vase for this week.  Truth be told, the kitchen counter is covered with various prunings stuffed into containers of water but since we're approaching the lazy days of summer, maybe I'll just enjoy them there this week.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Do click over to her blog to see her vase and to find links to those of other participating bloggers. 

14 comments:

  1. I love those tight button flowers against the exuberance of Cindy's artwork.

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  2. A perfect easy does it vase.....those beautiful works of art do not need any blooms, but simple ones do them justice.

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  3. I wondered what would go well with such bold colors of these pieces of art: you found it! The eye goes immediately to those simple creamy flowers.

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  4. I love the vase and you've complemented it perfectly with those Senecio flowers. Do you have an entire room to house vases and decorative items?

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    1. Some of the thrift store finds that will be used once and then sent back to the thrift store live on shelves in the basement but most things are kicking around where I can see and enjoy them daily. I read a quote from a Victorian guide to decorating once to the effect that if one could walk through rooms without catching his/her clothing, you weren't over decorated. The house is like a three dimensional collage and now, it seems, the "bohemian" style is trendy.

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  5. Gosh, what beautiful artwork, Peter, and the white blooms make a great contrast

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  6. Love the art, it's interesting that she offers many mediums. Birds and flowers, both things I love!

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  7. Love the colorful art. It is a good foil for the button flowers.

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  8. I appreciate the work of the artist and the touch of the arranger.

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  9. Oh I love the mono-plant and mono-tone arrangement in that colorful vase. It's much nicer than the zip lock bag I put my plant tags in !

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  10. That collection is really special, Peter! Nicely done!

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  11. I love everything about this vignette, well done!

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  12. The white flowers are a 'powerful' counterpoint to those vibrant ceramics. You have chosen very well. I'm a bit late commenting!!! Its nearly time for another IAVOM.

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