The day is nearly done but I wanted to join Cathy again for In A Vase On Monday. I was happy with today’s practice of a parallel design, adapted from techniques learned in a class last spring, but photographing it proved to be beyond me today. Perhaps I will try again tomorrow with daylight for support.
The arrangement is created using three florist pins. A large Arum leaf stands to the left. Posed slightly in back of the arum, a tall branch of Wintergreen boxwood adds height on the right-hand side. A smaller arum connects the two features.
Toward the front, three red and one white cyclamen flowers tie the three sections together at mid-level, while Hellebores and Winter daphne form the base. The cyclamen are from plants I have grown indoors for many years though I have never used them in an arrangement before. They have been blooming profusely this winter, living happily on indirect light from a west-facing window and water every three or four days.
This is the materials list:
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen) – Florists’s cyclamen
Buxus microphylla var koreana ‘Wintergreen’ (Wintergreen boxwood)