Peter/Outlaw Gardener, that indefatigable daily blogger and all-around nice guy, raffled off some vases recently.
(And look who’s a winner!)
I found this fat little echeveria in the front garden and unceremoniously pulled him up by the roots to welcome Peter’s vase.
(Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a Vase on Monday.)
A vase that mimics a Notocactus magnificus doesn’t need much accompaniment, but I dragged some stuff off the mantle for the occasion.
This dried bloom of an Allium schubertii has lasted eons. The little green pedestal vase came home with me a few weeks ago.
The bulb in the garden disappeared long ago. There’s not enough winter chill in zone 10 for this allium to thrive here.
Thank you so much, Peter! And one raffle deserves another, though I doubt I can find something as worthy as your vase. I’ll have to give it some thought.
The handsome vase looks great with the Echeveria, Denise! I’ve wondered about whether Allium schubertii would grow here. The Getty always has some blooming in spring but I’ve long suspected they put in new bulbs each year. It may still be worthwhile to give them a try just to have that dried inflorescence, though.
Oh lucky you!! Thanks for sharing your prize with us today and even making a stab at providing props for your first ever IAVOM vase!
That’s just a treat with your garden in the background.
I’ve got a bunch of A. schubertii that are intact after 20 years! Haven’t grown them since then; your pic inspires me to have another go.
You do that cactus vase proud!
Such an elegant and subtle arrangement. Classy. That cactus vase from Peter is so very cool. Is there a brand or did he reveal his source? Love it.
@Kris, it was pretty cool to have it bloom in the garden, but I think I got just one bloom from a few bulbs, and they’re not cheap either!
@Cathy, thank you for hosting the best thing about Mondays!
@Nell, my house is so dark that photos inside are impossible. I love all the Scandi-bright houses flooded with light, but in LA cool and dark is the way to go! Amazing how long the blooms last, isn’t it!
@Loree, who needs to win lotteries, right?
@Tim, I checked back to Peter’s post but can’t find a maker for the vase. Have a look: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2016/06/in-vase-on-monday-major-cheating-and.html
That cute little cactus vase from Peter looks perfect with the faux flower Echeveria sitting in it. Well done.
Lovely little vase, and your arrangement is just perfect!
Thanks for checking Peter’s blog. Not a hard thing to find with key words.
HomArt makes them. This is one place that sells them, in case anyone else is interested.
Sweet vase and great staging. Peter has a great eye for cool stuff.
I tried Allium one year as an annual. The inevitable heat wave hit just as the flower emerged, so that was the end of that. At least you got a flower.