Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Today’s sugar rush is from the discovery of Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush Purple’ preparing to bloom. I included a couple of stems along with another surprise, a sprig of Meadow Sage ‘May Night.’
Thinking there would be nothing else flowering except the previously featured chrysanthemums and camellias, I planned to concentrate on foliage today. The Spiraea shrub has been gloriously orange this week; lavender is producing fresh young leaves; Gold Dust Aucuba leaves maintain year-round interest. From the back screened porch I also harvested a few leaves from a potted Begonia, a cutting from a succulent (that ended up hidden at the base) and fronds of fern.
The focal flower of the design, a soft yellow chrysanthemum, picks up the aucuba’s yellow accents.
Several dried coral roses saved from a purchased bouquet complete the color harmony.
Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush Purple’
Meadow Sage ‘May Night’
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (Gold Dust Aucuba)
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)
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.