A Jam Jar of Spring


Isn’t May a glorious month? Suddenly so much to choose from! So when picking a quick hand-tied posy for a gardening friend this afternoon, I had no trouble in finding a good handful of airy, laid-back stems. Here we have an allium from my cutting bed, the last of the Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’, Geum ‘Leonard’s Variety’, bleeding hearts, chive flowers, foraged cow parsley, an elegant buttercup that sprung up among my delphiniums, a final grape hyacinth, Geranium phaeum, forget-me-nots, and a stem of ornamental thistle.


I also took my friend a courgette plant and a tray of other small seedlings and bits and bobs, and in return received one of her courgettes (a different variety), a geum ‘Totally Tangerine’, and some tiny aquilegias.

We while away a happy afternoon in her garden, admiring her plants, drinking tea, exchanging ideas, and steadfastly not revising for our forthcoming RHS exams.


In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and I always enjoy visiting her page and following links to all the other vases created by garden bloggers around the world.


27 thoughts on “A Jam Jar of Spring

  1. I love how wispy everything is, it makes me want to pull out a liner brush and paint something freeform 🙂

      1. Thank you, Cathy! I actually bought three at the garden centre this weekend (Blazing Sunset). By the way, we have Briza everywhere! I love the way it has spread itself around. Thank you 🙂

      2. Glad you are not regretting agreeing to some briza – I think I pulled out too many seedlings last year as I hardly have any at the moment!!

  2. What a lovely airy-fairy vase that is, Joanna – so delicate and a charming collection of bits and bobs. I could supply all our blogging community with this geum as it spreads voraciously!! How lovely to while your time away with a like-minded frined in this way, but I hope you both knuckled down to your revision eventually! Good luck with your exam(s)

  3. Thank you. I hope you enjoy your visit to the running wave. I live just outside Edinburgh, in East Lothian, so there will be views you might recognise!

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