As the week begins I join Cathy with In A Vase On Monday, an opportunity to share an arrangement using materials collected from the garden.
At my favorite local garden center I purchased some snapdragons at a marked down price last week, but a cold snap has kept me from getting them planted in the meditation circle. Also I picked up several wallflowers, a fall-blooming type that may not survive, but for now the plants are blooming in my garage where I placed them for protection (the temperatures fell to the low 20s F° this week).
This one was identified as Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush Red.’
There also is a gold one, not included today, and a purple one which is. From what I read online Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush’ is specially bred so it can bloom in autumn without a preceding cold period and not just spring. These plants will probably be very confused as mild weather back into the 60s returns this week. Perhaps I can get them planted. Meanwhile they are useful for a Monday vase.
For today’s arrangement I placed 3 pots of Erysimum into a shallow ceramic bowl and tucked bits of lichen around the base of the plants.
The lichen was a great find from the sharing table at last month’s garden club meeting. I never found out who brought it but when at the end of the meeting no one had claimed it, I could not resist taking it, along with some dried hydrangeas. I thought I would use some of the hydrangeas today but they were not needed after all.
Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush Red’ and ‘Sugar Rush Purple’