Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Dainty in demeanor the flowers in this collection are true workhorses. Requiring little care they bloom and bloom.
Begonias and cyclamen were the starting point for today’s vase.
Two oversized pots of wax begonias near the front steps have performed reliably this summer, despite infrequent watering. One pot is filled with pink, the other is white. Begonias are so commonly used in landscaping they may seem ordinary perhaps, but planted en masse in large blue containers they have been striking.
These cyclamen are from plants that live indoors. Enjoying indirect light from a sunny west-facing window they have been flowering continuously all summer.
Several weeks ago large pots of inexpensive chrysanthemums began showing up for sale at my local grocery store, too good a bargain to pass up. The terracotta-rust blooms fade to a darker red as they age.
The rusty coloring of this young heart-shaped begonia leaf complements the chrysanthemums.
Zinnias have appeared so frequently this summer in my Monday vases I tried to avoid them today; however, playing off the hue of the chrysanthemum, a small terra cotta zinnia and another in red seemed destined to be companion flowers.
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) are not normally categorized as diminutive but this small specimen stood out this morning. The coneflowers have kept insects and American gold finches busy all summer.
Begonia (Wax Begonia)
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again Mix’
Stoneware mug by potter Nancy Redman, Redman Pottery.
Thank you 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.