Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Snapdragons planted in the meditation circle last fall overwintered well and began their colorful spring performance this past week.
The flowers are shockingly beautiful this year—blooms of exuberant red, brandishing throats brushed with sunset.
Unopened buds are deep rose.
Two dozen voluptuous stems dropped into a container required little work to arrange.
The true effort came in trying to photograph the red essence of these flowers. Nearly impossible. I ported these flowers upstairs and down, on to front and back porches and I took pictures with them resting on almost every horizontal surface available.
The container is from my collection of five red and black raku pots by North Carolina potter, Charles Chrisco. Chrisco’s literature states that the name of the Japanese art form raku translates to “felicity” or great happiness.
Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)
Red/black raku vase, Charles Chrisco, Chrisco’s Pottery
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.