I had never heard of a rose bowl (other than the crowning glory of the football season) until a cousin gifted us with this one. It’s been sitting on a shelf gathering dust…what a shame.
A quick trip through sudsy water and it was ready to receive a collection of the flowers that continue to defy torrential rains and cooler nights. They are: Dahlias, snapdragons, nasturtiums and a single pepper.
When I moved it from the little orange stool to the dining room table, what a difference. The backlighting from surrounding windows lit up the sparkling cut glass and made the whole thing more dramatic…just another of the surprises in store for anyone who joins Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) for her weekly meme. Try it…you’ll like it.
The flowers and vase are lovely. The sunlight is a wonderful component too.
Thanks, Susie! Every bit of sunlight is appreciated more and more.
Oh, I like that vase! And the flowers and the pepper! Very nice. You’re right–the autumn sunlight through the windows really makes the crystal sparkle! But I liked the arrangement on the wooden table, too. Gorgeous!
With a vase each week, novase can be ignored for long.
I love the addition of the pepper! The Dahlias, yet another plant I’ve failed to grow well, are gorgeous and I’m very envious.
I haven’t been too good at incorporating veggies into flower beds, but I can do it in a vase.
I wonder if rose bowls are quintessentially ‘English’ then? Even thought he contents are not roses today they are perfect autumn colours and I am sure that now you have gone to the trouble of washing the bowl you will be using it for roses next year. You are so right about the difference the light makes in your last picture – not much in the way of sunlight here today, although no torrential rain either. Thanks for sharing rickii
I don’t have many roses but maybe one or two will find their way in there with a bunch of other stuff.
Oh that last image, I swoon! Then again you know I’m a sucker for sunlight, add an orange nasturtium and I’m over the moon…
I knew I had you at orange but threw in a little sunlight just to make sure.
The arrangement is great on the orange table which echoes it’s hot colors (even a hot pepper!) But the drama of the dining room table with the vase sparkling in the sun is also fabulous!
Sometimes (make that often) the best things happen by accident.
I love the colour of the almost orange little table but you’re right the light brings the whole arrangement to life. Lovely mix of dark, and warm hues. I did to check where you are as I didn’t think you would be searching out light already.
I got two of those little table/stools for $4 each, if you can believe it. They really perk up the deck.
Three of my favorite flowers…dahlias, snapdragons and nasturtiums…and what a rose bowl…perfect to display them. I love to backlight my vases too….a wonderful effect!
Those three also seem to have the greatest lasting power, both in the vase and in the garden.
Beautiful, Rickii. Always love Nasturtiums.
My casual approach this year seems to have worked: the nasturtiums went crazy. Then again, maybe it was the weather. I’ve never had such luck before.
I like the Nasturtiums and the Jalapeno.
They lasted the longest in the vase.