In A Vase On Monday – Apricot And Plum

In A Vase On Monday – Apricot And Plum

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.

Blooming this week are more Calla lilies from a collection labelled ‘Orange Blend.’ Except for the yellow calla, the dark exotic colors are true to the package photo. The center of the leaf of the deep plum calla is the same rich color as the flower.

In A Vase On Monday – Apricot And Plum

Materials

Flowers
Echinacea ‘Big Sky Sundown’ (Hybrid Coneflower)
Orchid
Zantedeschia ‘Orange Blend’ (Calla lily)

Foliage
Zantedeschia ‘Orange Blend’ (Calla lily)

Vase
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)

In A Vase On Monday – Apricot And Plum

Hope you all have a great week. As mentioned last Monday I am involved in a 3-week intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training program.  The first week was challenging but fun, a great exploration of yoga and a special personal journey.

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.

25 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Apricot And Plum

  1. Cathy

    Does that mean you put in a 66-and-a-bit hour week, Susie?! 😉 Well done for squeezing in time then for one of your works of art – you consistently demonstrate that less can so often be more. Absolutely delightful 🙂 I am so pleased that your personal journey is already proving to be enhanced by the course – well done for taking the plunge

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Always like to join in your Monday morning vase celebration. Thanks for the supportive words Cathy. The training has been so rewarding. (Schedule is set at 8:30am-4:00pm. Some hours are time spent out of class, studying, journaling, etc.)

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  2. Christina

    I’m so glad you are enjoying the yoga course; as Cathy said are you really putting in 66 hours each week? that is amazing commitment. Your vase is gorgeous. I so admire your elegant style that I would love to emulate.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, learning a lot from the yoga pursuit Christina. There are not 66 hours of contact time/week but outside time includes, studying and preparation, journaling, etc.

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  3. Eliza Waters

    You’ve really mastered design and movement with this piece, Susie. The blend of dark to light is nice as well. Kudos on the yoga training. I’ve convinced that yoga IS the ANSWER! ❤

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Eliza, this design seemed to create itself. Enjoyed working with the colors. The yoga training has been fantastic. Learning so much.

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  4. Kris P

    You balanced both the space and the colors beautifully, Susie. Your garden produces on an entirely different schedule than mine – my calla lilies are long gone and cone flowers are just now becoming available locally (not that I find it possible to grow any of the latter in my own garden).

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  5. AlisonC

    I would not think to put these colours together but your arrangement is stunning. I love dark coloured flowers but the oranges really lift them.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Alison. Must admit the package label of this calla lily blend inspired using the deep plum with the orange. I like the richness of those colors.

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  6. Cathy

    It is truly stunning Susie – and that vase is sublime. I have to say, though, the thought of cutting that orchid stem would make me weep! I guess if you are really into Ikebana there’s a higher purpose there? Good luck with what sounds like a pretty heavy yoga programme. Your vase may be reflecting your mood this week?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, the orchid had been blooming a long time and recently began dropping several buds, so decided to salvage it this way. I should think more deeply about what draws me to Ikebana but one thing I like is it takes so few flowers and is rather quick to achieve a design. Thanks for your supportive words about the yoga. Training is going well–quite a stretch for me but rewarding.

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      1. Cathy

        So I won’t mourn the orchid too much. Allow yourself to be drawn perhaps? You are clearly a deeply thoughtful woman and there’s something about that style that’s a ‘fit’ for you. I applaud what you are doing! Again – hope the yoga going well (the ‘stretch’ I understand!). I love yoga, but fail to live up to my own daily expectations at the moment!

  7. Cathy

    This looks so beautiful and exotiic, but with the coneflowers it somehow seems recognizable too, if you see what I mean! Enjoy the rest of your yoga training. 🙂

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  8. Chloris

    Oh how elegant that is Susie. You do have an artistic eye, your arrangements are always so well balanced and beautiful.
    Enjoy your yoga.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Liz, this design fell together quickly once I got past trimming away those nice long stems on the callas to fit the height I needed.

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