Again I am joining Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday as she encourages garden bloggers to create fresh arrangements each Monday using materials found in our gardens.
A surprise flower, a lone sprig of the herb Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy) with gold daisy-like buttons, was the starting point for this week’s vase.
Several blooms of Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ serve as focal flowers. Although I used ‘Yuletide’ last week also, choices are limited at this time of year. Besides, the heavy yellow stamens precisely echo the rich hue of the tansy.
Clippings of dark green cypress and chartreuse sedum feather out to soften the edges of the ceramic glazed container. Color and texture in the tips of the foliage accentuate the flowers.
Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy)
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
‘Carolina Sapphire’ Arizona Cypress
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.
Excellent selections again this week Susie. Your lovely Camellia flowers for such a long time and goes very well with the unseasonal Tanecetum. Again you achieve a very elegant composition.
Thanks Christina.The three-holed leaf-shaped vase lends itself very well to assembling little short-stemmed sprigs of things. It was odd to have the tansy show up so late.
Wow, I can’t believe you still have camelia flowers! Camelias don’t do well here at all, unfortunately, so it’s especially nice to see yours.
Thanks Karen. Sadly, most of my camellias were ruined by an early cold snap here so they haven’t been as nice as usual. I’m hoping to plant some more this year.
That Camellia is very festive and I love the tansy with it….I do adore that vase as it is perfect to display your flowers….wow flowers still! I am envious.
Thanks Donna, you won’t have to be envious much longer. These were pretty much the last flowers, although I actually saw a clematis bud yesterday. Would love to see that open in December.
Lovely arrangement and especially enjoyed by those of us surrounded by white this time of year. 🙂
Thanks Judy. Although snow can make a landscape look lovely, the ice is just too tricky for me to navigate. Stay safe and enjoy your winter views.
I love the elegant simplicity of this arrangement and the vase is perfect, really nice Susie.
Thanks Jessica. The vase has three very small holes so it limits the amount of material one can use. Sometimes it is best to keep it simple.
What a lovely toning and complimentary arrangement Susie. Love the view from above too. The vase you have used is very interesting, does it come in two pieces?
Hi Julie, the vase is one my sister gave me recently. It is all one piece and the perfect size for when there are small amounts of materials, such as in today’s arrangement.
Love the color of that Camelia. The flower reminds me of a single Peony I grow called ‘America’. Hope to see lots of Camelias blooming when we are in California!
I expect you should get to see a lot of camellias. In early December last year, we visited the Huntington’s camellia walk–it was very fragrant as well.
Simple and beautiful! The vase is very interesting and unlike anything I’ve seen before. You do have a great collection of vases.
Thanks Kris. This vase is a recent gift and makes quick work of arranging a small number of stems.
A lovely elegant arrangement with strong colours for contrast. I’m glad you used that vase again – it really is unusual and quite ingenious!
Thanks Cathy. That vase is from my sister and is already one of my favorites.
You are using that lovely vase again…. and it’s brilliant for this pairing of tansy and camellia and the spriggy foliage. I love it! One of the UK’s popular plant mail order place has been offering a scarlet red camellia recently, guaranteed to be in flower at Christmas….so far I have resisted. Thanks for such a bright and pretty contribution to the meme, Susie
Thanks and good luck with that red camellia you’re eyeing. Maybe it should go on your Christmas list.
Love your arrangements; they are really perfect. My camellias should bloom in the next couple of weeks, I’m looking forward to it.
That’s very kind of you. Once I get the flowers photographed I always see things I wish I’d tweaked more, but it’s fun to search out something from the garden. Hope your camellias do well Charlie. I have one more that should bloom in March.
Lovely and very well balanced, Yuletide is surely a star plant
Thanks Annette. Yuletide never had a chance to reach its full potential this year because of the cold snap, but it’s nice to have a few more blooms.
Beautiful, I love Yuletide and the yellow tansy really brings out the bright yellow stamens. Unfortunately Yuletide is not hardy in PA.
Thanks Carolyn. Too bad Yuletide isn’t hardy in PA, but you certainly do have some lovely camellias. I’d like to add some more to my garden but I have a lot of sun so am having to think carefully about where to put them.
What a perfect vase for that grouping. And you are so right about the tansy and yellow stamens.
Thank you Linda. It is a versatile vase.
The yellows all look so nice together, a surprise tansy bloom with the little cypress buds and Angelina… you really have a good eye for picking things and putting them together.
The camellia really makes for a seasonal accent, I love it!
Thanks for your comments on the arrangement, Frank. Also I appreciate that you gave me the name of the sedum ‘Angelina.’ I had bought a pot of mixed sedum several years ago and the components were not individually labeled, so am glad to learn what this one is.