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.
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.
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.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)