On this Monday evening in early February I am joining Cathy in a flower arranging practice called In A Vase On Monday.
For today’s arrangement I selected a pair of small black vases with gold flowers that had belonged to my maternal grandmother.
Little is blooming currently but in a quick dash through the garden late this afternoon I chose some recently opened Hellebores, a pansy from the labyrinth and Daphne buds. I added a couple of flower stalks from a Beefsteak Begonia, an interesting houseplant that has been blooming for a month.
To use as green filler I envisioned freshly emerging Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine), but it wilted very quickly and had to be discarded. Instead I used two herbs, lavender and golden sage, along with a sprig of daphne. Everything was under snow last week so it was surprising the leaves are looking so well.
Color ties these simple arrangements together—pale hues of pink flowers with yellow accents, yellow margins of the Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ and golden sage, and a single yellow pansy.
This is the materials list:
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Delta Premium Pure Primrose Pansy
Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ (Beefsteak Begonia)
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)
Salvia Dorada ‘Aurea’ (Golden Sage)