I’ve chosen my Garden Kitty pocket vase for this week’s In a Vase on Monday arrangement, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
I’ve featured Spotted Bellflower (Campanula punctata), which is blooming profusely right now in a bed of Siberian Iris with this possible Japanese (Iris ensata x siberica) cross that I bought at a roadside stand. It has a unique look to it.
I’ve also added Beardstongue (Penstemon Digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’) and some small blooms of Creeping Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as a filler. A collar of chartreuse Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ leaves finishes the vase.
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I would not be able to identify any of it! But the cat keeps catching my eye…..
Thanks, Cindy. Not plants you’re likely to see at The Holler, for sure. But kitty, yes!
Goodness. It will be Monday in an hour and a half. Well, I will not wait up to see the rest of the flowers. I will see them tomorrow.
Your creeping thyme is pretty cool. I would not have thought of it as a cut flower. It does not get as big here of course.
Thanks, Tony. With all the rain we’ve had the thyme is towering compared to other years.
What a delight! The vase is a gem and the flowers look like Mrs Tabitha Twitchit has fashioned herself a new hat for taking tea with friends.
Thank you, Sandra. I loved that story (as well as her others) and your comparison to it!
That is an interesting iris and the Campanula is lovely.
Thank you, Susie.
Ah that’s very sweet. Love the campanula
Thank you, Dorris!
The vase really is great. Campanula makes me shiver in fear…
Hehe, thanks, Chris. Campanula is relatively easy to control compared to Polygonum or Houttuynia, which are absolute nightmares!
Delightful! Love the vase. Your garden must be wonderful!
Thank you, Dawn. For three months in summer, there are lots of flowers blooming here. It’s our own slice of Paradise!
It must be wonderful, Eliza!
If you ever come to the States, come in summer (and escape your winter, although yours is nothing compared to our frigid tundra)!
Yes! I used to visit the States a lot when I lived in Canada but haven’t been for some years. Yes, our winter is not that cold but we are quite intolerant of it! lol
Thank you, Cindy– its a fun one!
Another beautiful arrangement. I love the vase, too. You’ve created a lovely hat for the kitty. 🙂
Thank you, Robin. Kitties, gardens and flowers – a winning combination! 🙂
Perfect combination of flowers and Kitty-hiding-in-the-garden vase.
Thank you, Alice!
Oh that kitty vase is soooo cute! ❤ I really like your Spotted Bellflower too…don't think I've ever seen it before!
Thank you, Joanna! It is one of only a few Campanula endemic to Asia, most are European.
Nature is in full bloom these days and it is so refreshing to see all of the colours and greens after our long winter. Nice bouquet (as usual!). (Suzanne)
Yes, the cat caught my eye, too. Wonderful vase, lovely arrangement.
Thank you, Laurie. Most of my vases are secondhand, but that one I had to have when I saw it. We love our kitties! 😉
Very pretty Eliza. I love your campanula – it is so unique. I’ve never tried to grown them here as I thought they were fussy plants. You’ve inspired me to maybe give them a try.
Thank you, Cindy. Those campanula are stoloniferous, and can be borderline invasive, but certainly easy to control. Every few years I curb it, but this year it has spread quite far and looks rather nice.
This arrangement is the cat’s meow, Eliza! 😉 Lovely, as always… ❤
Hehe, thanks, Julie! 🙂
Love the kitty, but my real favorite is the Huechera. Not sure I have ever seen any Campanula, cool!
Can you grow Heuchera? It has a surprising range, but Campanula wouldn’t be happy in your climate, for sure.
Love the colour of that Campanula punctata and what a cute little vase. Just lovely combinations as always.
Thank you very much!
I always love that vase when I see it – the cat has a look that says “what’s she getting up to now?” I wish I could grow Campanula with larger flowers like that one.
🙂 Thanks, Kris. It does have a whimsical quality to it. I used to have a cat that would pop up and surprise me in the garden from time to time. Always a sweet surprise.
Pretty flowers, and extremely cute vase. Perfect combination. 🙂
Thank you, Judy!
What a beautiful loose little bouquet! I like the campanulas a lot and that iris is quite striking. The vase is perfect, with what looks like nasturtium leaves echoing those of your collar.
Thank you, Lisa! The campanulas are putting on a great show this year.
This has quite the Beatrix Potter feel to it. 🙂
What a nice thought, thank you!
Thank you, Fi!
Another lovely arrangement. The vase is nice too! That kitty looks full of mischief.
🙂 Thanks, Adele, it certainly does.
Thank you, Adi!
Beautiful. I need to grow that campanula, it is so lovely. Plus the vase is cute!
Thank you, Allison. En masse, it makes quite a statement. Even twining through the blades of my Siberian iris, it looks great.
Lovely arrangement and fabulous vase!🙂
Wonderful combination of shapes and colours in a remarkable vase!
Thank you, Belinda!
Your pocket vase is so sweet Eliza! Gorgeous Campanula and I love the lime green Heuchera too. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy!
Very pretty! Love the vase – it is so cute and whimsical!
Thank you very much, Indie. It is a fun one. 🙂
What an adorable cat vase you have, Eliza. And those flowers …. my digitalis did not do well this year for some reason. Only a few flowers popped. LOVED your arrangement …. it’s just so eye-catching and unusual. What fun putting it together!! 🤗
Thank you, Amy! That vase would be perfect for you. 🙂
Don’t I know. 😉
Thank you, Kally!
Pretty One Eliza..Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Athira!
I love the vase!
🙂 Thank you, Robert!
Nicely done! Love the vase and I’ve been finding Beard’s Tongue in the wild here lately
Thank you, Harold. Penstemon is one of our great western natives, favored for their drought tolerance. Lots of species and hybrids to explore. 🙂