More absent than normal this week, I’m in Vietnam, travelling down the Mekong on a boat. Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, this week I’m sharing Other People’s Vases. People here may not have a lot of things, but flowers and bright colours are everywhere – I feel like I’m filling up with colour.
Many of the fishing boats have vases of flowers lashed to a prong at the bow; our guide tells me that these are for the water gods. Chrysanthemums, Marigolds, and Tuberose are popular.
Lillies and gladiolus as well as Chrysanthemums are in the temples and shrines.
There are lots of lovely little nurseries along the river. I’ll post pictures when wifi improves.
12 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Vietnam”
Wow! Sounds like you’re having a great time – enjoy!
Thanks! I am really enjoying it 🙂
What a fun post. Luckily there are flowers almost everywhere in the world.
Thanks! I couldn’t have imagined how amazing it is.
A very different world. Enjoy your trip!
Thank you. It is refreshingly different 🙂
Wonderful! The colours of Asia are just glorious aren’t they.
Absolutely. People seem to have a great awareness of colour here.
What an interesting arrangement of flowers and colours
Fabulous. I love that the fishing boats are adorned with flowers. Enjoy yourself.
It’s great isn’t it, nice to see flowers and ornamentals as well as food plants everywhere.