Once again I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly opportunity to fill and share a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.
There is so much Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ blooming I planned today to feature a simple tall vase filled with its white bell-shaped flowers. But as I walked around the garden early this morning I found many choices companions and soon Monday’s vase became a mix of colorful late spring offerings.
Instead of just white today, hues range from blue-lavender Verbena bonariensis to dark purple rose of Alstroemeria and various pinks of Echinacea, Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait,’ Everlasting Sweet Pea and Gaura. Spicing up the colors are Appleblossom yarrow with its clusters of soft yellow and peach and Asclepias tuberosa with its distinctive orange aura.
For this week’s container I fixed floral foam onto a 6-inch shallow plastic dish. Once the design was completed the shallow dish was placed atop a creamy ceramic urn. My goal was to arrange the materials as a classic round design. There are a few oddities, but I like its formality and cheerful color.
For viewing the vase in different positions, clicking on an image will start a slideshow.
Achillea x ‘Appleblossom’ (Yarrow)
Alstroemeria x ‘Tesmach’ (Inticancha® Machu Peruvian Lily)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting or Perennial Sweet Pea)
Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm)
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting this fun Monday diversion. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.