Today’s “Four Seasons” refers to the annual cycle in the garden as this week marks the first year anniversary for Cathy’s weekly challenge called In A Vase On Monday. During the past year Cathy has inspired quite a few fellow garden bloggers to create fresh arrangements each Monday using materials found in our gardens.
I first joined Cathy’s Monday vase project on January 27, 2014, and since then I have been looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations each week. The vases have been delightful and the resulting sense of sharing and community has been gratifying. Thanks to Cathy for hosting and congratulations.
Winter: Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (Winter daphne) was featured last winter in my first Monday vase. Today I used some of the green foliage for concealer leaves.
Spring: Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ is a spring favorite and has rebloomed for the past month.
Summer: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower) are mainstays of my summer garden.
Fall: Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle) has compelling orange fall foliage color.
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (Winter daphne)
Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)
3 Round Ikebana Kenzan Flower (Frog) Pin Holders
Large round black plastic dish