In A Vase On Monday—Vivid Color

In A Vase On Monday - Vivid Color

In A Vase On Monday – Vivid Color

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

I will be returning home later today from a weekend yoga retreat at the beach and so have prepared this week’s flowers ahead of time.

In A Vase On Monday - Vivid Color

In A Vase On Monday – Vivid Color

This is a quick and simple bouquet set into a small blue ceramic vase. The flowers are a stem of pure white phlox ‘David’ contrasted with rich colors of Black and Blue salvia, garnet red dahlias at their peak and purple Angelonia.

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' With Angelonia 'Serena Purple' and Phlox paniculata 'David'

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ With Angelonia ‘Serena Purple’ and Phlox paniculata ‘David’

Materials
Angelonia ‘Serena Purple’
Dahlia, spp.
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ (Garden Phlox)
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
Small matte-glazed blue ceramic vase

Angelonia 'Serena Purple'

Angelonia ‘Serena Purple’

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday. Feel free to join in.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Vivid Color

  1. Cathy

    Those deep red Dahlias look like velvet, and the whole vase reminds me of rich royal fabrics. Very lovely! Hope you enjoyed a peaceful weekend Susie. 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. That little blue vase is a favorite color and it seems to blend fine with any other color. The retreat was great. I really had been wanting to get to the beach so it was nice to combine yoga with the water.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Jason, the dahlia is tall with lots of foliage, but has few flowers this year. The blooms are powerful in color though. Angelonia is tough and reliable.

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  2. G.F.

    Even though your flowers are very pretty and eye-catching in these colours, I managed to look beyond them at that amazing alcove where you display them. That is a great ‘tokonoma’ to have in a home. I used to have something like it when we lived in a 17th century thatched cottage – where it was positioned in the small entrance hall. Made out of wattle and daub, and nowhere near as elegant as your niche with the fluted columns on each side. It really enhances any arrangement you care to position there.
    joanna/floral mosaics

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Joanna. I’d love to have flowers in the niche all the time but my husband got first dibs when we moved here as a spot for a bust of Thomas Jefferson.

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  3. Cathy

    A yoga retreat? So you will have had a wonderful weekend! The white phlox is a great starting point for your vase and your other choices complement it perfectly. Thanks for sharing

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, the retreat was wonderful indeed. We practiced yoga 4 times, meditated, chanted, sketched/painted and just had fun. Over all too quickly.

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