In A Vase On Monday – Rosy Tri-tone

In A Vase On Monday – Rosy Tri-tone

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

Gladiolas are an old-fashioned flower I adore, reminding me of many mornings spent with my maternal grandmother. She kept a kept a colorful vase of mixed gladioli on her indoor porch just off the kitchen, where we shelled butterbeans and peas and scraped, never peeled, the skins from tiny, new potatoes.

In A Vase On Monday – Rosy Tri-tone


Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Stem of spent orchid

Straight-sided round glass vase
Slender glass square bottle

Hope you enjoy the week ahead.  This is the last week of my 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Soon Garden Bloggers’ Fling will begin. Looking forward to meeting some of you there.

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.

34 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Rosy Tri-tone

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    I like gladioli. These are a gorgeous color. It is nice to have flowers in the garden that evoke such fond memories.

  2. Eliza Waters

    I’m a fan of glads, too. In the late summer, bunches of them can be found for sale at farm stands. Your arrangements showcase them well. Have fun this last week of training. 🙂

  3. Kris P

    Those glads remind me of orchids – they’re gorgeous and the pink Gaura is a perfect accent. I’ve never tried growing glads here. They have a formal feel that I’m not sure fits my garden but I do admire their form so maybe I need to find a spot to give them a try.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Kris, the gladioli are definitely worth a try, formal or not. Mine tend to flop all around though as I never get around to staking them.

  4. AlisonC

    Oh gorgeous. The gaura looks like a mini gladiolus. It’s a shame they are deemed old fashioned as there are some wonderful colours. I have yellow one so I must go and see how it is doing.

  5. Christina

    Happy memories of a childhood spent helping your grandmother brings back my own memories of shelling peas, slicing beans etc. I am always in awe of your (seemingly) simple arrangements. I need to see if my gladioli are flowering yet.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The glads have been nice this year and Gaura has surprised me with its vigor. I think it’s from all the rain. Unfortunately, now it’s getting plenty hot, and much less frequent rain–feeling like summer here.


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