I have three little pots of primroses and two of daisies that I bought at the grocery store on the couple of warmer days we've had recently. They got plopped into containers and scattered around the house. But somehow they don't fit this meme in my mind.
Even though I won't be going out into the garden for weeks, I still feel that my Monday "vase" should have a bit more thought and pizzazz than just a pot of purchased plants. So . . .
When the last of my Poinsettia displays finally faded and died, I realized that I've really enjoyed having this big plate on the table in the living room. I also liked the look of the scattered rocks that had hidden the underpinnings of the Poinsettia. So I decided to see if I could use the plate and the pebbles as the base for one more arrangement. Voila!
My two big pomegranates came to the rescue again, along with a little red onion pulled from the veggie bin. When I grabbed my heaviest winter coat from the back of the closet I discovered the final touch for this arrangement: a beaded red leaf brooch that my sister gave me for Christmas one year. It was pinned to the coat collar and forgotten since the last time it was cold enough to wear that particular coat. Nothing cut from the garden, but all of it culled from corners of cupboards and closets to create something to share with you.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this Monday meme.