In A Vase On Monday—January Flu

Creative Design Workshop II - 2 a

Creative Design Workshop II – 2 a

Monday brings an opportunity to practice flower arranging by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday to fill a vase using materials gathered in one’s own garden.

Note: The flu caught up with me this weekend so actually I have no Monday vase this morning. But I had already prepared a postscript to show one last look at my creative design workshop last week. I do not want to bore you but thought you might like to see how the arrangement took shape once the lilies opened. Now, back to napping.

A Postscript

Last week I wrote a in detail about a Creative Design Workshop I attended. The Asiatic Lilies were in tight bud when the arrangement was made on Tuesday. Finally one flower opened fully on Saturday and I felt the design was completed. The opened lily at the base helps provide a wow factor, the partially opened one in back gives something peeking through, the one at mid-height is beginning to help fill the space on the front left.

By comparison the design looked like this on Tuesday.

Before the Asiatic Lilies opened

Before the Asiatic Lilies opened

The flowers help fill the space of the design.

The flowers help fill the space of the design.

 

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday. Feel free to join in yourself.

29 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—January Flu

  1. Christina

    You’re right the open lilies do make a huge difference even though I liked it with them closed! I do hope you don’t have the same kind of ‘flu that I had. Mine is still slightly there when I talk, I don’t think my voice will ever be the same. Keep very warm and take care of yourself.

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  2. Cathy

    What a stylish result with just a couple of blooms and a few other bits – something we could all aspire to with varying degrees of flair. Lovely to see the lilies – I must make sure I grow more, although I have just remembered as I write this that I do have some on order. Do note what Christina says and take it easy – hope you did go back to napping!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes it’s interesting these creative designs require a lot fewer plant material than traditional designs. I’ve been napping a lot the past few days, Cathy.

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  3. Kris P

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re suffering with flu Susie and hope you’re on the mend quickly. Thanks for showing your design project – it’s wonderful and inspiring to see a design evolve that way.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for the good wishes Kris. I didn’t want to just keep showing the same arrangement over again but once the orange flower opened the design seemed to really pop.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Julie, thanks for the kind words on the arrangement and the good wishes for my recovery. Went to the doctor today but I can’t do much except let it take its course.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Chloris, it’s going to take some time for this flu/viral infection to run its course. I prefer the open lilies now that I see them, although I didn’t miss them before.

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  4. Donna@GardensEyeView

    Oh Susie I am so sad to hear you have the flu and I give you credit for even putting up a post as you must be wiped. I had peeked at your prior post and was going to catch up tomorrow and tell you how beautiful and masterful…you have quite an artistic eye. I love it both with and without the flowers open. Take care and get well.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Donna, glad you like the arrangement. I had a burst of energy for about ten minutes so I wanted to get a vase posting out. Didn’t have the energy to create a new one though. Thanks for the get well wishes.

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  5. Cathy

    The open lily at the base seems to be crying out for attention and gives the arrangement a very different feel. I liked it before they opened too though. Hope you are on the mend soon Susie. Take care!

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