In a Vase on Monday: the Miniaturist

Rambling in the Garden

Unlike last week, when I used a miniature prop to accompany my Monday vase, both vase and prop are miniatures this week.

The vase is a tradesman’s sample of a Bretby Pottery jug, a mere 2½ inches or 6cms tall, filled with Cyclamen hederifolium, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Verbena bonariensis, a pink furry caterpillar (aka Sanguisorba hakusanensis) and foliage of pesky meadow rue, bringing the total height to a mere 4½ inches (less than 12cm). You may recall having seen the miniature embroidery before when it featured in a haiku post back in 2016: stitched from a photograph of a border at Packwood House in Warwickshire, the embroidery measures just 2 x 3inches (work the cms out yourselves, if you must), and was stitched in the early 1990s when I had time to sit and embroider.

We have found from experience that finding material from your garden to…

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