Today brings a welcome chance to share the garden by participating in Cathy’s weekly call to display our cut flowers In A Vase On Monday.
The transition to summer is evident throughout the borders and in these early days of June, Hydrangea and foxglove continue to delight. Naturally then they should be featured in today’s arrangement.
My first ever Ranunculus have begun to flower. Not many from a bag of 40 tubers survived and the flowers are much smaller than I had anticipated, but I was able to cut a couple of blooms.
I bundled together half-dozen stems of Appleblossom yarrow to form a sphere similar in size to one hydrangea.
In some pictures the yarrow may look faded or even brown, as my husband thought, but in reality the flowers range in color from pink to peach with yellow centers. The effect was intended to pick up the caramel tones visible in the foxglove.
Scarlet Pelargoniums harvested from a planter on my screened porch add a zing of color to what would otherwise might appear to be a collection of mostly pink balls.
The Waterford crystal container measures about 6 inches high by 6 inches wide. To hold the flowers in place I used a Perfect Arranger, which is a stainless steel armature with a weighted base that holds flower stems tightly in place without the need for using floral foam.
Achillea x ‘Appleblossom’ (Yarrow)
Digitalis Foxlight ‘Ruby Glow’ PPAF (Ruby Glow Foxglove)
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Hydrangea macrophylla (from Jayme, March, 2013)
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Becky’
Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm)
Pelargonium, dark red
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)
Perfect Arranger floral holder
This last view is one taken from overhead.