In a Vase on Monday – A New Rosebowl.


I had to join in today!

I have just treated myself to a rose bowl. I have long thought about having one, not just for roses, but for any flower display. It seems to me to be a perfect solution for displaying many types of flowers, keeping them well supported and displayed. After scouring several local charity shops, I even had a choice of two. I plumped for the simpler, beautifully cut glass bowl.

Of course, the timing was perfect, coinciding with the first flush of roses, so what better way to christen my new bowl.


I picked a bloom from each of my roses currently in bloom, not wanting to deplete the garden display too much. They sat in the bowl quite well behaved, and I filled out the gaps and softened the overall posy with sprays of Alchemilla mollis. How beautifully it combines with the roses! And how good it smells good too!


I can see the bowl getting much use!

I’m joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, who started this meme and faithfully shows us her beautiful and imaginative arrangements every week. Please pop over and see her contribution this week!


15 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – A New Rosebowl.

  1. Cathy

    Oh, clever labelling for your second picture – will that set a new trend on IAVOM, I wonder?! Lovely to see the range of roses – Crocus looks nice. Is it a new rose? Glad to see you have put your new purchase to good use and hopefully it will appear on IAVOM again soon! Thanks for sharing today

    1. thelonggardenpath Post author

      It was a pleasure, thank you, Cathy! The labelling is courtesy of a clever little app. – Skitch. As for Crocus Rose, it’s one of David Austin’s gorgeous English roses. Such a delicate shade – and a delicate perfume. Not so new, I think. I’ve had this one now, for several years.

    1. thelonggardenpath Post author

      I agree, Christina! I’ve wanted one for such a long time – there’s something very traditional about them. When I started displaying flowers indoors, I realised their potential for more than just roses. So who knows what the next vase may hold!

  2. Cathy

    Wonderful to have a rose bowl. My granny had one because my grandad grew HTs, so yours brings back happy memories! Like everyone else am impressed not just by your classically beautiful arrangement but also the labelling! I suspect it would be beyond me. Crocus Rose is lovely – but so nice to see the rugosa and gallica snuggling in there too!

    1. thelonggardenpath Post author

      Yes, they do bring back happy, childhood memories. My Granny also grew so many roses, and rose bowls seemed to feature in many family display cabinets – though usually without the roses! As for the labelling, give it a go – if I can master it, anyone can!

  3. thelonggardenpath Post author

    Thank you, Donna! I’ve had a peek at your beautiful vase, to see how you used your Alchemilla. Lovely! It is a great filler and softener in a vase. I love it in the garden too, for much the same reason. It softens a short path edge beautifully, alongside some of my roses. I was most impressed, too with your photo collages – so pretty!


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