Vase on Monday: Ornamental Apple

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Just love the colours in this one: greens, golden yellows, grey-brown, deep crimson, greys, soft purple brown.

That soft purple brown is so often seen in nature, on grasses, stems, leaves, sepals, have a look when you are next out and about …. a Scottish friend and I named the colour MacUrpulie

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Joining in with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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33 responses to “Vase on Monday: Ornamental Apple

  1. Absolutely beautiful. 🌸🌼🌺

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    • I have just realised that I did not respond to your lovely message – so sorry about that Sarah! Sometimes life gets in the way! I’m glad you enjoyed the vase, they are fun to put together.

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  2. A lovely way to display the blossom. Enjoyed the story about the colour too! πŸ˜‰

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  3. I love those colors too. Gorgeous.

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  4. Neither of my crab apples are such a gorgeous colour, do you know what variety it is?

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  5. The ornamental apple has such unusually dark flowers. I like your MacUrpulie color name, the Oxalis triangularis is always such a treat to look at as a house plant, and fun in a vase, Sandra.

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  6. Oh, I love the flowers, Daffy. They look really gorgeous in the glass too. You always know the best way to show them off to their best advantage.

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  7. I enjoyed the story behind the name for the lovely purply-brown color of the apple blossoms. You displayed them nicely too!

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  8. Beautiful florals. πŸ˜€

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  9. Nothing like blossoming trees! Just beautiful. And I love that color…MacUrpulie!

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  10. Yes, such a pretty colour – and I think it will be a crab apple. But please do explain about MacUrpulie – or is there a private joke in there somewhere?!

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    • Some years ago, said friend, Alison, had travelled down from Scotland and I had travelled up from Dorset to meet at the Oxford Summer Art Fair. (fabulous by the way: https://theoxfordartfair.com)
      We are both interested in all forms of creativity but mainly anything to do with textiles. At the Art Fair we found a textile artist who dyed her own embroidery threads and was selling them in colour groups.
      I had been talking about the soft purply-brown found so often in plants and we had noticed it in the paintings of plants at the Fair. Alison said how much that colour appeared in Scotland particularly and we had pondered on the fact that, as far as we knew, the colour did not have a name. Then we saw just the colour amongst the embroidery threads and asked if it had a name – we seemed to both think at the same time that the artist said “mackerpully” – in fact she had said “purple-y”, but “mackerpully” stuck, although we decided it needed a more Scottish spelling, hence MacUrpulie and the two of us have referred to the colour as such ever since.
      I wasn’t sure anyone would want to know the full story – so thank you for asking! πŸ™‚

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  11. It is very pretty whatever it is!

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    • Yes it is pretty Cathy, and one of the very few plants in the garden I have kept from the previous owners – we liked very different things! They obviously LOVED evergreens and yellow flowers – I’m not a fan of either – except daffodils of course. πŸ˜‰

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  12. Love the view from overhead of the curving branch in the second image.

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  13. I have never seen this before but it is beautiful. Such a burst of colour and textural interest in the garden while we wait for Spring to properly burst forth!

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  14. I didn”t know you could get ornamental apple trees as well as cherry.

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