By Daria / May 11, 2011 Share Tweet Pin Share Share Most of the time I grow as many flowers and herbs I possibly can. It’s my way to uplift my mood and relax. Besides that, I like cut flowers in vases all around the house. This time of the year all of my plants are thriving, outdoors and in the house – so I am having a lot of fun picking new flowers to put in the vase – almost every day. Below are some examples of flowers in glass vases that can be seen around my home right now. At times like this I wish I knew something about the composition in photography so I could take better pictures of what I’m talking about. Also, I wish I had a camera that takes great macros. Mine just doesn’t seem to like close-up shots too much and tends to make them blurry. Red roses in the glass bottle vase In my opinion, one rose stem in a see-through glass bottle looks very elegant (image above). I like the simplicity and the catchy effect, especially when it comes to red roses. The scented ones are my favorite. Peace Lilly blooms with Fern Sometimes my indoor air cleaning plants get too bushy so I grab the garden shears or pruners and cut some stems away. And that’s just another way to keep the house plants in check – as well as to create another interesting vase (photo above). Flowers and vase Simple and effective, three pink roses in a tiny glass vase. Very convenient, too, because this small arrangement sits right on my desk – so I can watch and smell the roses all day long… 🙂 Ficus in the vase Photo above is yet another example of an overly happy house plant. My ficus got so bushy that I had to cut two stems away so I can walk by. That’s one of those things I’ve never done before in my life – and therefore have no idea how long they might last in the vase. Right now, however, they look perfect on top of the hand-painted chest. The last vase I’d like to mention in this post I don’t a photo of. But since I’m growing plenty of rosemary herb all around the house – which in Florida’s warm climate grows fast and needs frequent pruning – I sometimes feel up several vases around the house with rosemary herb twigs – especially in winter. That makes the whole house smell really good.