Another borrowed vase today, a sweet tiny posy of little chrysanthemums on a table in a Vietnam restaurant. My excuse is unpacking, jet lag, and a full on day catching up at work. To make up for this cheating I have pictures of my own chrysanthemum cuttings from bought cut flowers.
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.
This little pink Chrysanthemum is the only one I have been able to find until this year – I’ve just found a yellow one and ordered it. I’m envious of all the lovely Chrysanthemums that seem to be available outside of NZ.