In A Vase On Monday—A Simple Refashion

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Each Monday brings the chance to join Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday to share an arrangement using materials gathered from the garden.

On Saturday it was 70F, but last week, as predicted, the overnight temperatures briefly plunged below freezing several nights. For last Monday’s vase I had rescued many camellias as well as the last few Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’ flowers.

And, surprised by how fresh the zinnias remained all week, I decided to display them again for today’s arrangement in the same small kenzan Ikebana vase.

Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’

Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’

 

The red-orange zinnias are paired this week with shasta daisies and photographed in early morning light atop my daughter’s contemporary cherry table.

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Though only five in number, shasta daisies in flower at the end of November are unusual. Three of the daisies fit into the vase with the zinnias.

Daisy and Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

 

Daisy and Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

The other two daisies sit in a clear shot glass with some yarrow foliage, all held in  place using a half-inch size black kenzan.

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

 

 

 

Materials
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Creeping Lemon Thyme
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Kenzan Ikebana Vase

Daisy and Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly flower addiction. Visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday and feel free to join in.

42 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—A Simple Refashion

  1. Christina

    It is great that the Zinnias last so long, I had some in the kitchen for two weeks, but the end they were fading beautifully but not dead. The daisies are a lovely addition to your vase.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Christina, this little ‘Profusion Fire’ has a great color. It didn’t bloom well during much of the summer when my other zinnias were going strong, but it started flowering better with cooler weather. Nice to have it now for indoors.

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  2. Kris P

    The Shasta daisies and zinnias make a cheerful combination, Susie. I reuse flowers and other plant material with a fair degree of frequency but I’m still impressed by how good your zinnias look.

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  3. Cathy

    Can you explain what ‘kenzan’ means please, Suzie? The shasta daisies make a lovely combination with the zinnias, although I think it would be easy to confuse the zinnias with something else, especially at the end of November! They have been great ‘doers’ for you this year, haven’t they?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Cathy. A kenzan is a floral pin used in Ikebana (Japanese flowering arranging). It has a heavy base and closely placed needles/pins for holding the flowers in place.These small Profusion series zinnias were not as prolific bloomers as I’d expected during the summer, but they made a late rally to try to redeem themselves.

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  4. Julie

    Your zinnias look freshly picked!! A delightful combination with the shasta daisies and they are set off so well by your table. It sounds like winter is on its way!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Julie! The wood of the table has a warm color that I thought would complement the reddish-orange zinnias. We had a nice warm weekend, but today is much cooler and wet. I hope winter will be brief this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Ricki. Was glad the zinnias could be reused. I like the camellias but have used them often recently, so nice to do something different. Your colorful foliage still makes a nice vase.

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  5. Hannah

    It’s marvelous your zinnias could last so long, and the crisp pleated daisies look like perfection with them, Susie. I love your black Ikebana vase, it does a great job and looks good with the bright colors.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hannah, I like your description “crisp pleated daisies.” So appropriate. The black vase is very heavy and makes assembling an arrangement so much quicker and easier.

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  6. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    It is gray and gloomy outside with the pellet stove roaring inside. Thank you for this burst of color and beauty. Absolutely lovely. Some friends bought me flowers for my birthday last month, and I was able to nurse them along for a couple of weeks. Enjoyed them every day. 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      What good friends to bring flowers for your birthday! They can bring so much joy. It’s been gray and rainy here this week but should clear up soon. It’s still plenty green here.

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