In a Vase on Monday – A Vine Day

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” ~ Jane Austen

Such a true statement. Viewing the green of the woods and the meadows. Breathing in the scents that have come alive now. That is tonic for me.

As I have been watching the hummers dance and drink at the honeysuckle vine, I am filled with such gladness. I know it needs a trim or it will take over completely, But I don’t want to take many flowers for a vase as these are sacred.

So I cut back the wayward vines and added a flower or two for a vase. There are still a few gray aphids on the vine that disfigure and change the flowers so those I will cut out to give way for new growth.

The aphids start to move away once the nasturtiums, planted nearby, grow bigger. This native beauty is much anticipated by hummers and me as we watch its flowers open.

The colors are so amazing to me, and the nectar intoxicating to the hummingbirds.

They definitely fight over this food source. And there is no scent to the flowers of this native coral honeysuckle, sadly. But the color and the hummers constantly flying around it make up for that.

So what better vase than one filled with vines and flowers from a treasured native plant.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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20 Replies to “In a Vase on Monday – A Vine Day”

  1. I’ve seen some really floriferous honeysuckles this year, always a pleasure.
    Love those zooming hummers! 🙂

  2. A pretty vine makes a pretty vase, Donna.

    FYI, 3 of the photos in your post were inaccessible to me. The problem is possibly on my end but I reloaded your post twice and was still unable to view the 3rd, 5th and 7th photos.

  3. A pretty vine makes a pretty vase, Donna. I love the coral color and any plant that draws hummingbirds is valuable. Forgive me if you receive 2 comments from me – I had a problem viewing your post on my first pass and the comment I left seemed to disappear so this is a second try.

    1. How strange. I did get both comments. Thanks for the effort. You are such an amazing friend. And I am glad you liked the vase.

  4. What a beautiful green vase you have used Donna – how tactile it looks and how much I want to hold it in my hands!! It sets off your native honeysuckle beautifully

  5. The honeysuckle is also native here! That is a range. I have never seen those cut and they look wonderful in a vase. I hope they last a long time.

    1. That is quite a range. I think they will last as long as they are cut just before or just after they open.

  6. Lovely vase Donna, and your honeysuckle must be giving you so much pleasure! I hope you can sit and watch the hummingbirds in some early summer sunshine today!

  7. What a beautifully reflective piece! Your description of the honeysuckle vine and the dancing hummingbirds paints such a vivid picture of tranquility and joy. I love how you balance the care for your garden with the desire to preserve its natural beauty. The way you capture the essence of the moment through your photography and creative use of apps is truly inspiring. Joining the “In A Vase On Monday” meme with such a thoughtful contribution showcases your deep appreciation for nature and the simple pleasures it brings. Thank you for sharing this delightful slice of your day!

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