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.
The red-orange zinnias are paired this week with shasta daisies and photographed in early morning light atop my daughter’s contemporary cherry table.
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.
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.
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Creeping Lemon Thyme
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Kenzan Ikebana Vase