This little bud vase is made especially for short stemmed flowers, such as pansy, violets, primroses, asters, crocuses, etc. My sweet kids are always bringing me lovely flowers with short little stems. These treasures need a special place to be displayed, hence the pansy pot. The small holes around the top are for additional flowers and add support to delicate stems. Add a few herbs to your bouquet for a fragrant natural room freshener. Great for those flowers you accidentally prune while tending your garden. It can also be used as a reed diffuser with essential oils, or to store fresh herbs in your fridge. Handmade and hand-painted in a sweet Forget-Me-Not pattern, a flower known for remembrance, and the state flower of Alaska.