In A Vase On Monday—Anemones Redux

Anemones In A Vase On Monday - Overhead View

Anemones In A Vase On Monday – Overhead View

I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly challenge to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.

I wandered around the garden for quite a while this morning, not sure what to select. The lovely Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ kept waving at me as I tried to decide.  Last week I had featured this blue-violet poppy anemone in my Monday vase, but in the end, other flowers in that arrangement were more dominant. I have been very happy with these anemones this spring, so here is another vase giving Mr. Fokker a prominent role. Also I chose a few white Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’ to add brightness to the other dark-hued flowers.

Anemone coronaria 'Bride' and  ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’ and ‘Mr. Fokker’

The meditation circle is full of Viola and Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’, some of which have spread into the walking path. I pulled up three young penstemons and several handfuls of viola to use as filler.

Viola

Viola

The container is a rectangular terra cotta clay pot, into which I placed a Pyrex glass bread pan to hold water. The penstemon plants were spaced evenly inside toward the center, followed by groups of violas around the edges of the pot.  I relied on the density of the filler plants to hold the anemones stems in place rather than using floral foam, but the flowers always shift when secured this way.

In A Vase On Monday - Anemones Redux

In A Vase On Monday – Anemones Redux

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

 

 

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Materials

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Viola
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)
Terra cotta rectangular planter
Rectangular glass dish

Were it not for the fine grains of pine pollen currently coating everything in this part of North Carolina, the arrangement would be perfect for the front porch.

Anemone Arrangement On Front Porch

Anemone Arrangement On Front Porch

Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.

32 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Anemones Redux

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hey Donna, the plus side of unearthing that pyrex dish is my husband said maybe he’ll bake a loaf of bread in it. I like the deep rich hues of these flowers.

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  1. Cathy

    Beautiful! I do love these anemones and the thought of Mr Fokker waving at you! Using a terracotta pot is another good idea I must make note of. It does look lovely outdoors. (Love your curved bench by the way).

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      1. Cathy

        I just came in from the garden and one of my blue anemones has finally produced a flower! They have been there for so long, showing just a few leaves, that I can’t even remember the name of them, but they do look like your Mr Fokker! 😀

  2. Cathy

    That view from above shows your Monday vase off beautifully – and I am beginning to think that Mr Fokker is just as attractive as Sylphide, particularly after seeing yours recently. When you say you ‘pulled’ the pansies and penstemon, does that mean you have taken up the whole plant to use? Ah, yes rereading you say they had seeded into the path – great idea to use rejects! Will you replant them elsewhere? Thanks for sharing

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy–that overhead view was my favorite. I planted Sylphide last fall also but only one came up. So far it hasn’t flowered. I did actually pull up the plants by the roots but ended up trimming them before using. I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s enthusiastic embrace of Monday In A Vase–thanks so much for hosting it.

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  3. Christina

    The purple of the violets is perfect with the blue of Mr Fokker. I haven’t used my Anemones nearly enough in vases this year but I have enjoyed them in the garden. Again you have produced a vase that I think is my favourite! you create such different designs each week, thank you for sharing your ideas and knowledge.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Christina. I admired your Anemones so much and of the ones I had planted llast year only one Governor ever bloomed, so I am so glad they came up this year. I took your advice and planted in the fall instead of summer, which made a big difference, so thanks.

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  4. Anna

    Oh that is a most appealing vase Susie. The penstemon foliage is the perfect companion for the flowers. I will have to find out more about anemone ‘Mr Fokker’. I wonder if he is available this side of the pond. On the subject of cameras I’m currently trying to come to terms with what might be a terminal diagnosis for my Canon PowerShot G11 😦

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Anna. Yes, I’ve seen ‘Mr. Fokker’ in garden blogs on your side of the world. So sorry about your camera, except it gives a good opportunity to upgrade. My daughter passed along her dSLR but it is very heavy and complicated beyond my patience level.

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  5. Chloris

    Beautiful, the pansies set off the anemones to perfection. Such a stylish arrangement. I love anemones but I have never picked them. Do they last well in water?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much. This is my first year growing anemones (successfully). I used them last week in some floral foam and they only lasted 2-3 days. I think I bruised them trying to insert them into the oasis. Hoping this time they’ll last better just in water.

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  6. Julie

    This is such an eye catching arrangement Susie, the colours and shapes work so well together. I am inspired too by your use of the terracotta trough. I have two exactly the same as yours and never know what to do with them. Your benches look very sociable too, I can imagine drinking a very nice cup of tea whilst sitting on one of your benches.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Julie. Nice to hear from you. Don’t you just love the terra-cotta pots. Well if you have two, you must! I think they’d look great filled with herbs. A cup of tea with you on my bench would be delightful Julie!

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