And since they are succulents and I imagine that they grow amongst rocks in the wild, the idiom Between a rock and a hard place popped up in my thoughts again. I love Idioms.
Rock...stone...stoneware...so my little container/vase this week is a cute little hand made stoneware jam pot. The contents are the remnants of my weekend succulent propagation efforts. I also love rocks, and have a few around the place.
Pale foliage: Echeveria Elegans; large flower from my Cotyledon Orbiculata,
purple rosettes from Aeonium Zwartkop, and the smaller flower from an unnamed Echeveria.
I don't really feel comfortable in a 'hard place', and by nature normally veer towards the softer option, so I offer this vase with more clematis.
This pretty small Caithness Vase has a good heavy bottom. I picked it up in an 'antique' shop when on holiday in Alnwick. Flower and foliage: Clematis Viticella Purpurea Plena Elegans, foliage Rhammus Alaternus Argenteovariegata, and a few leaves from Carex Oshimensis Everest.
I think my camera is starting to show its age, and does not seem to be behaving...and if you think I can spout the names without looking them up in my garden book...maybe it would be 'Wordless In a Vase on Monday'. However I do so much enjoy reading about the plants and flowers other followers of Cathy's Meme, that it would be selfish not to make the effort!
This week Cathy is visiting her Mum, and it is so nice to read about the inspiration she has been to Cathy.