Once again I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly invitation to fill and share a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.
With a large pass-along gardenia starting to flower last week, what to use in my vase this week was an easy decision. Gardenias are quick to brown and I find them difficult to photograph, but these minor flaws are easily overlooked with one whiff of their sweet perfume.
The entire experience of gathering, arranging and photographing these gardenias was accentuated by the remarkable fragrance of the flowers.
Three stems of Verbena bonariensis inserted into a small, one inch floral pin holder doubled as an armature around which the gardenias were added.
Today’s container is a traditionally-shaped pressed glass dish that had belonged to my aunt. Rarely used, it is the perfect size for the number of flowers I collected. The arrangement adds an graceful detail to the dining room buffet.
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)