In a Vase on Monday: Garrya Elliptica

Garrya Elliptica and Cerinthe

Garrya Elliptica is such an elegant shrub and I have put it with some over-wintering cerinthe in a pottery vase bought about 45 years ago from Honiton Pottery in Devon.

The little blue square pot is a vase from ChiveΒ and it sits on a piece of burnt wood I found on the beach. I have scrubbed it and waxed it and to me it is a fine piece of sculpture.

beach find

beach find, garrya elliptica

Joining Cathy as she Rambles in her Garden for In a Vase on Monday.


33 responses to “In a Vase on Monday: Garrya Elliptica

  1. An amazing piece of wood sculpture Sandra

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  2. Indeed a lovely sculpture. What a fantastic shrub.

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  3. The Garrya is fantastic and is definitely a shrub I need! I keep seeing it recently. The wood sculpture is also wonderful.

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    • It seems to be having a good year. Yes, you would make excellent use of Garrya in your arrangements I’m sure Alison. I suppose there must be different varieties – mine was planted here by the previous owner.


  4. What a stunner!

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  5. Garrya is definitely a plant for flower arrangements – it looks great in your vase and I love your driftwood too.

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  6. What a fabulous display. Sadly I kill most plants that come my way 😣

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  7. Good driftwood is hard to find.

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  8. I have always admired garrya too but haven’t considered having it in the garden as I don’t think I have the space for it anywhere – as everyone says, it is so elegant and makes a delightful vase on Monday. You can guess that I love the Chive pot and your bit of driftwood too – quirky vases are just up my street as well!

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  9. Garrya Elliptica is just one of those shrubs that demands attention this time of the year. It looks very fine in that elegant jug, as for that chuck of wood, a real treasure.

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  10. All right. This gets a wowsah! Especially the burnt driftwood. I swear you have more creativity in your little finger than most people do in their whole bodies.

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  11. Absolutely lovely and very elegant.

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  12. The Garrya Elliptica is so pretty. I think I have seen it around but never knew what it was called. Your burnt wood ‘sculpture’ is also very attractive. You do find such amazing things and have quite a collection of vases. So useful for these posts.

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  13. A very sophisticated offering.

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  14. Going Batty in Wales

    That is a lovely shrub and one I haven’t seen before. The piece of burnt driftwood makes a lovely sculpture and base for a small vase. What a creative lady!

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