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.
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 tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)
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
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.
So much beauty from little blooms!
Each little flower is special now as they become more scarce. Nice to hear from you Donna. I like the updated theme for your blog. Keep healing!
Love the scale of these tiny bouquets. Those are great cups!
Thanks Linda. A small scale is manageable to work into this busy weekend.
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
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.
Lovely vases, the clematis looks gorgeous.
Thanks, it is always a treat to get a few more clematis blooms in fall.
Very pretty – I love the rainbow effect.
Thank you. I should have played that up more, but honestly didn’t see the potential until you mentioned it.
Deliciously beautiful, Susie. Just like espresso, small but refreshing!
Thanks Eliza. Those little cups are used only for flowers, although we drink plenty of coffee around here.
Yes, nice bits from the winding down of the season.
Exactly. Glad a few plants are resisting the call to shut down completely.
Labor day is the end of summer flowers sometimes..
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!
Thanks Kris. My daughter is visiting from your neck of the woods so it was nice to use the small blooms for a quick arrangement this week.
I love tiny flowers arrangements and yours are great!
Thanks Anca, the smaller ones can be a lot of fun.
I like your tiny pleasures. Isn’t it a joy to create beautiful displays using cuttings from the garden in simple bud vases? My favorite arrangements in the summer!
So true Beth, it is. I’ve kept little vases around the house all summer. Just a small pop of freshness and color makes me happy.
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.
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.
beautiful vases reminding me of the colour wheel 🙂
Thanks Annette. It was happenstance so many colors were represented in this week’s vase.
Thank you Dina and thanks for taking time to comment.
Joy in small things- beautiful.
Thanks Christina. I keep little vases like these near the kitchen where I walk by them constantly. They are joyous.
Simply, lovely! What beautiful colors and terrific photos to do them justice. Nicely done. Alys
Thank you Alys.
Such a pristine look of loveliness!
Lovely. My favorite is the one with the zinnias and marigolds.
The zinnias have been so rewarding this summer.