lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014

In a Vase on Monday - Fall Milk Bottle

No, the milk bottle is not falling.  It is a vintage milk bottle filled with fall color.  Parthenocissus tricuspidata and some sprigs from a thornless blackberry accompany the unreal orange tones of Meilland's Baby Romantica (a gift from my babies one Mother's Day).







I believe that The Deerfoot Farms dairy was located on Deerfoot Rd in Southborough, Massachusetts.  The bottle was found in my grandmother's root cellar, in perfect condition even though it has to be more than 60 years old.



This vase is my contribution to Rambling in the Garden's In a Vase on Monday meme.

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  1. Hello, this is really beautiful, I love the combination of colours its so autumnal. I really want to grow a Parthenocissus tricuspidata where I am, it must look spectacular right now. Lovely too that you have included a gift from your children in your vase.

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    1. Parthenocissus tricuspidata is great for covering "flaws", like water stains or an ugly cement wall. I will say, however, that even if you pull it off the wall, the suckers stay stuck on and are quite visible, so you really have to make a commitment to this climber. In my case, I have planted it to the side of a monolithic stone-faced retaining wall. I only want it to cover about half, so I'll have to keep cutting it back each year.

      In the next several days, I'll be posting photos of its color - the tips are red, but the rest hasn't turned yet.

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  2. Wow! These are colours that I do associate with autumn - we just don't have them here in our Scottish garden, yet! Your orange rose is stunning and looks so well with foliage you've chosen. Love the bottle - it makes a great vase. Elizabeth

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    1. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is stunning...I really love how you used the foliage the way you did framing the top and bottom of the jug with the gorgeous flower in center...all working well as it sits on the orangey bricks.

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    1. It all sort of arranged itself as I added things to the vase. The hand-made bricks are leftovers from the wall we had built last year, but the color worked, I think. Glad you liked it!

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  4. What a pretty composition! The leaves are a perfect touch!

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    1. Kris, have you got a vase this week? I'm on my way...

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  5. What a lovely sinuous vase - and that rose is something special, isn't it? What size are the flowers? Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It's actually a small ground cover type rose, and the flowers measure 2-3 inches.

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  6. The rose is a wonderful colour. In the UK it is harder to find German or French bred roses but they are often very different in colour and form to English roses. This one is perfect with the foliage.

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    1. Yes, I have to admit that I prefer English roses, but whenever my children go to a garden center to buy me flowers, they always seem to buy the "loudest" colors possible. I have another Meilland that they bought me, Pullman Orient Express, and I remember it was the year that Spain won the World Cup. My littlest one came home saying, "Look, Mommy, just like the Spanish flag!" Oh, is it ever: red, yellow and red!

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  7. Dear Karen,

    How wonderful to find something like that in a root cellar. As you know I like old thing with a memory! Beautiful combination, orange foliage and rose. Groetjes from Holland, Hetty

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    1. Oh, Hetty, I probably have too many things in my house with memories. And, need I say that every single one has travelled with me over the years from the US to Spain? Most people bring clothes or Nike sneakers back from the States, but me? Antique milk bottles!

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  8. A very elegant vase and I love the colours - almost like a painting!

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  9. Oh that rose compliments the foliage so well and the contents of your vase flow so smoothly. Milk bottles make perfect vases don't they? :)

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    1. Hooray for milk bottles! Oh, and Mason jars, too.

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  10. Your design has a lovely line and nice balance. The flowers and colors are all perfect.

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  11. Wow, what a pretty rose! And the Parthenocissus too – I don’t know Parthenocissus tricuspidata but I have a Parthenocissus henryana and I grow it as a Bonsai Tree – it is 10 years old :-) The autumn foliage goes from green straight to bright magenta red instead of orange. Yours is lovely in combination with the rest, very pretty vase.

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    1. Mine is on a stone wall and does a sort of striped color change. I'll try to post photos soon.

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  12. This is truly stunning and the orange is positively glowing, wow! At this time of year I'm also fascinated by the bramble foliage but yours is very special indeed. Well done, also for shooting in with the bricks.

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    1. Hand-made bricks from Málaga in the south of Spain. The Spanish economic crisis has meant that building materials have come way down in price, for now.

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  13. I love your unusual bottle and what a stunning arrangement with gorgeous autumn colours. I expect roses do well in your clay soil. You have some beauties.

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    1. Yes, the roses do quite well here, but with lots of compost and banana peels (my secret ingredient, ssshh!).

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  14. Oh my goodness I love your arrangement (flowers and shape)! The milk jug is perfect, too. I can almost feel the warmth that I am sure you are enjoying, too. I'm so glad I stopped by! Dana

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  15. Dear Karen, About the Eucharis. In Holland it is very difficult to grow them in your garden, They need a lot of heat. Maybe you can try it! Google on Eucharis for plant information. You can buy bulbs at Verberghe.nl.
    And about your milk bottle, I also prefer a milk bottel to a pair of sneakers! Groetjes from holland, Hetty

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    1. I looked, and apparently it doesn't survive freezing temps, so it would die here. It could survive in a pot indoors in the winter, though. Perhaps when my garden is better established...

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