Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday.
Although I had gathered flowers yesterday and placed them in glasses of water to condition overnight, today started out too hectic for me to work with them any further.
I never found time to prepare a vase, but the blossoms looked eager and full of promise and it seemed a shame not to share them. So I slipped the glasses onto red wooden trays.
Here is a floral design starter kit—flowers and foliage. Just add a vase.
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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Herbstfreude)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (Gold Dust Aucuba)
Dracaena deremensis warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower) seedpods