In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

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

At dayspring as sun entered the garden, gentle bees were slumbering on yellow petals. I gathered flowers carefully in the crisp morning air.

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp Sunflower)

Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage). Canna leaves wrap the vase.

I arranged the flowers in a mood of contentment and joy.

In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

Then I learned the news of another senseless killing in the United States. Las Vegas.

Sorrow, grief, mourning.

Meaning is lost.

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp Sunflower)



Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp Sunflower)
Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhly Grass)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)

Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)

Flared, crystal vase

In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

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.

26 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Lost Meaning

  1. Christina

    Your rays of bright sunshine give a more positive meaning to the news. They also look very similar to my Jerusalem artichoke flowers which are bloomed NFL at the moment in my garden. I am almost to the point if not wanting to read the newspaper anymore. It is all so depressing and upsetting.

  2. Kris P

    I was in shock when I turned on the TV and heard the news this morning. Sadder still, the spin is the same as usual and I’m afraid nothing will change, except perhaps that many more people will check open air concerts off their list of desirable activities. Your sunflowers are beautiful and unsullied by the news.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Kris, sorry to be such a downer yesterday. I usually try to stick to “garden topics” on this blog, but yesterday I just couldn’t post these bright, cheery flowers and ignore this tragic news. I’m afraid you’re right that nothing will change.

  3. Cathy

    Your flowers are so joyful – at such a sad time. I think we can escape reality for a while by retreating into our gardens, but at some stage we have to come back and face all the tragedy around the world. Hope you have plenty of flowery moments this week Susie. 🙂


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