Each Monday brings the chance to join Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday to share an arrangement using materials gathered from the garden.
Each July Fourth America celebrates Independence Day, acknowledging the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Eschewing classic red, white and blues I opted for subtler, yet still bold, variations of the traditional colors. In several attempts I could not get reality aligned with my design ideas, so I ended up with four very different arrangements.
The shasta daisies are the fourth effort and my favorite. Creating this simple grouping was made easy using the colorful multi-stemmed vase.
The third try was a loose display of purple coneflowers, Blue Sky salvia, red dahlia, shasta daisies, and starring a lovely lavender gladiolus.
The second vase was composed of two coral gladioli among two hydrangea blooms. I liked this one also.
The first arrangement of gladioli, phlox, hydrangea and Blue Sky salvia was more formal.
The house is filled with flowers today—four arrangements for the Fourth. Have a happy day wherever you are.
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)