In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

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

After hot days in February and cold snaps in March, the old-fashioned mophead hydrangeas again this year lost their buds. Disappointed, I determined it really was time to invest in a couple of hydrangeas that bloom on new growth.

So in early April I added a  dwarf ‘Limelight’ hydrangea called Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ and another dwarf, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’.  Both received plenty of rain this year and appear to be adapting to their new home.

Little Lime is the stronger of the two so far and I was able to trim several stems for today’s vase. Bobo is not blooming as profusely so I cut only one stem. It is barely discernible in the lower left portion below. It has whiter, more delicate petals.

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

For accompaniment there are gladiolas. My glads have faded quickly in the summer heat but I was able to salvage the top portions from several stalks that had mostly dried up. The tips were still very fresh.

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ adds a striking bit of color to one of the vases, especially directly against the greenish hydrangea.

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

Materials

Flowers

Gladiolus
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Vases
Two porcelain Ikebana, rectangle and triangle

In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

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.

30 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – A Little Lime

  1. Cathy

    I do like to see the ‘green’ hydrangeas – Little Lime is one I added here a year or two ago but it is not in the best location and is barely thriving, somethng I need to resolve! Good to see yours though and the gladioli make such an elegant accompaniment, especially the very pretty pink one. Thanks for sharing Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      In many floral design presentations I’ve attended the green hydrangeas are the basis of many arrangements. Of course, the designers have more blooms at their disposal for one arrangement than I will have all year, but the color does work with anything.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Linda, it’s a lovely salvia to grow. We’ve had enough rain this year to keep it going. Usually by now it has quit blooming, picking up again when it cools in early autumn.

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  2. Kris P

    I love the lime Hydrangea, which I don’t have a chance of growing, but your arrangement does have me asking myself (again) why I don’t grow gladiolas. I’m going to make a point of putting some in my cutting beds next year. Best wishes for a happy 4th, Susie!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’m happy with the lime hydrangea and am thinking I should add some more, maybe in fall. It may not be too late to plant gladiolas. I still have a few I’m going to try to get to this week.

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  3. Eliza Waters

    Love the sherbet colors of the glads (I may have to run to the store after that mental suggestion) and that is my favorite salvia, only mine won’t bloom for another month.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Ah, enjoy that sherbet Eliza! Black and Blue has bloomed nicely for about a month. It usually fades during the hottest part of the summer and returns when it cools down in early fall. Love the colors but it doesn’t last well in a vase.

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  4. Cathy

    Love the colour of that lime hydrangea – so fresh! I also love the way the two vases echo each other. Beautifully done Susie!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. Hope the hydrangea will continue to do well. The rains are coming less frequently now and it’s getting very hot and humid. Originally I planned to do only one vase but it would have been too crowded.

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