In A Vase On Monday—Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum and Yarrow

In A Vase On Monday-Arum and Yarrow

Today I am joining Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday that encourages garden bloggers to create fresh arrangements each Monday using materials found in our gardens.

November has been really cold here, but warmer temperatures on Sunday afternoon made foraging for vase materials a pleasant experience.

Despite the fact most of the garden has succumbed to recent freezes a single pink yarrow, a few sasanqua flowers and tiny violas were waiting to be chosen.

 

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

 

 

 

 

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

When first brought indoors the collection looked like a motley crew of mixed sizes and limited possibilities, but the interesting part of preparing a vase each week is seeing the personality of the blossoms and leaves emerge.

This week, Arum leaves provided a bold starting point and the other items seemed to fit seamlessly after that.

 

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

Arum italicum

Arum italicum

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Arum italicum and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

In A Vase On Monday-Arum Magic

 

I like the effect of pairing chartreuse sedum with the blue violas. The yarrow vase is my favorite individual arrangement, but it was fun moving the three vases around and experimenting with how they related to each other.

Materials

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Viola
Sedum
Arum italicum

Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Discover what delightful things she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday. Perhaps you will be inspired to share your own vase.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Arum Magic

  1. Christina

    What a perfect answer to the fact that it is the 1st December today. Well done for finding and putting them together. I am struggling today for one vase and you have given us three. I do admire the Camellia.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Christina. I started doing these vases in January of this year after seeing several of yours, so I haven’t been through December before, scrounging for flowers. Glad the weather is milder this week to give the camellia buds a chance to open.

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  2. Stepheny Houghtlin

    My new favorite leaf in arrangements. Arum italicum! The deep rich color and shape is an interesting backdrop for flowers as you have demonstrated. Glad you used this leaf for today’s vases.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Stepheny, isn’t that arum leaf pattern outrageous? I think it holds up well too but will have to confirm that in a few days. My arum plant is tucked under some shrubs so I almost always miss the flower and spike of seeds.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Kris, I find working with several vases is a lot easier than using a single one, especially if, like today, the stems are of such different sizes.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The arum is planted underneath the camellias, almost out-of-sight since the camellias grew larger than expected. Glad I happened to spot those fancy leaves while gathering some camellia flowers.

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  3. Julie

    I like that you have given us some different views Susie, to give a real sense of what you have created today. The colours are fresh and punchy, really attractive.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Julie. Sometimes my arrangements definitely look presentable only from one point of view, so it was fun that these worked from different directions.

      Reply
  4. Donna@GardensEyeView

    Susie these are lovely. I have always loved the leaves of Arum and I love them even more in your vases….simple and elegant. And I agree the chartreuse sedum is lovely with the violas. Hope your week warms a bit.

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Donna, thank you. I’ve been surprised at that sedum which seems to be thriving as the temperatures dropped a few weeks ago. Arum are listed as invasive around here, but I haven’t seen any signs of it spreading at all. I’ve been reluctant to remove it because the leaves are so interesting.

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  5. Cathy

    The choice of vase for the viola was inspired Susie! I do love this collection. The arum leaves are stunning and would be lovely on their own too.

    Reply

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