Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from the garden.
What began as a feature of three hyacinths staged with euphorbia, morphed into a completely different design this morning. Titled March Delight, it was a struggle to create. After initial placements of euphorbia and insertion of a white phalaenospsis recycled from last week, everything seemed on track.
Next I inserted the hyacinths, a lovely pale pink and two lavender ones. They needed just a bit of tweaking to adjust the balance, but refused from there to cooperate. Eventually the hyacinth stems pretty much disintegrated from attempts to position them.
To salvage the arrangement I reverted to an idea I had dismissed earlier of using another orchid from my kitchen window garden. Purchased last year this orchid had recently rebloomed into a creamy delight of pink and speckles with with traces of apricot.
Cyclamen, Iberis and a tiny remnant of the pink hyacinth were used to supplement the revised scheme.
I tried culling and editing to give the individual flowers more space, a difficult thing to do sometimes. Originally there were two additional stems of euphorbia, but they overwhelmed the delicate orchids and cyclamen. They came out along with some of the Iberis and narcissus leaves.
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth)
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ (Beefsteak Begonia)
Euphorbia ‘Shorty’ (Shorty Spurge)
Container and Mechanics
Blue ceramic vase
Small black plastic Solo bowl – vase insert
3-inch florist’s frog (floral pin holder)
Here is a final peek at what is left of the mischievous culprit. I will enjoy the remaining hyacinths outdoors in the garden.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.