In A Vase On Monday—Tiny Pleasures

In A Vase On Monday - Tiny Pleasures

In A Vase On Monday – Tiny Pleasures

As the week begins it is fun to share an arrangement using materials gathered from the garden as part of Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday feature.

Unassuming, small bits of color gathered from here and there are the mainstay of this week’s garden offerings.

Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’ was the first flower chosen for today and its short stem dictated creating a design composed of other tiny ones. The Jackmanii clematis ventured a couple of blooms after Hurricane Hermine brought much needed rain.  I fit the red Nicky phlox and a clematis into a clear espresso cup, filling in with several stems of Verbena bonariensis (which shed heavily) and a sprig of Perennial Sweet Pea.

Phlox paniculata 'Nicky' and Clematis 'Jackmanii'

Overhead View. Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’ and Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

The rain this week also helped revive the zinnias and marigolds which had been suffering under the late August sun, reason enough to fill a second cup. A small sprig of lavender and several stems of asclepias made agreeable companions.

Asclepias Overhead View - Asclepias tuberosa, Zinnia, Marigold, Zinnia, Marigold

Asclepias Overhead View – Asclepias tuberosa, Zinnia, Marigold, Zinnia, Marigold

In A Vase On Monday - Tiny Pleasures

In A Vase On Monday – Tiny Pleasures

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’
Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial Sweet Pea)
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)
Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’ (tall garden phlox)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again Mix’ (Burpee, popular cutting variety, 24” H)
Zinnia ‘Burpeeana Giants Mix’ (Burpee, colorful huge 6’ Blooms, 24” H)
Zinnia elegans ‘Cactus Flower Blend’ (Botanical Interests, 4-6” wide, 2-3’H. Heirloom Twist and shout. Double and semi-double)
Riedel Espresso Crystal Cups/Saucers

In A Vase On Monday - Tiny Pleasures

In A Vase On Monday – Tiny Pleasures

Thanks to Cathy for hosting and giving us a 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.

35 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Tiny Pleasures

  1. Cathy

    I wonder how much you were affected by Hermine? At least the rain was welcome and it did a good job reviving your garden. I am still amazed at the different colours of zinnia available and am undecided yet about the yellow ones. No such doubt about their value though and I shall be growing more next year. I love your small arrangements and they look especially stylish in these cups. How long will your clematis last in water? I rarely remember to try it in a vase

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Cathy, Hermine brought just a little rain to my area–no damage. I like the rich, intense zinnia colors best, although some cream-colored ones have been enjoyable too. The clematis may last 2-4 days I think.

  2. Kris P

    I’ve always enjoyed tiny bouquets and yours have a lot of personality. I have some short-stemmed flowers I haven’t used this season so I may be going tiny one week soon myself. Best wishes for a wonderful Labor Day, Susie!

  3. Cathy

    Your glass cups are wonderful for these small arrangements – really love the golden one reminiscent of a cup of creamy espresso! The overhead photo is great! Good to hear you got some rain. We did too and the garden looks revived but I shall still have to give my asters some water this week.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy, that overhead shot is my favorite. Same situation here, we had rain, but things still need watering and no more rain in sight for a while.


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