Today’s vase is a bit of a trompe-l’œil, an optical illusion, as the vase is made out of card and arrived flat-packed a couple of years ago although this is the first time it has ventured out of the vase cupboard. It came with its own foldable plastic container to pop inside the cut-out but, for stability, I used a chunky glass one to hold a clutch of blowsy Madame Alfred Carrière roses which are currently arriving at the rate of a handful of new blooms every day.
You will get more of an idea of this delusional vase from these photographs, the first of the original pack as it came, and the second an overhead shot of the vase indicating how it folds out to form the 3D stand.
There must be hundreds of rose buds around the garden just now and it is a delight in mid-May…
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