Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
To finish out 2017’s flowery Mondays, I relied on indoor pots of cyclamen. Even their blooms are sparse at the moment, but the plants hold many promising buds. For a quick arrangement I harvested the only two flowers available, one pink, one red, and dropped them into a small clear bottle.
Filling out the vase this week are royal purple, dried everlastings from last year.
Limonium sinuatum (statice), dried
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Sauer’s Almond Extract bottle, 1 fl. oz.
In keeping with the theme of everlasting, today I am remembering my beautiful mother, Vera, a smart, gentle woman who was born on Christmas Day and who died much too young. She taught me much about love and grace. The nicest compliment anyone ever paid me was to say I had my mother’s smile.
Sending holiday wishes to every one of you.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and encouraging 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.
Beautiful thoughts Susie. I wish you both a very Happy and peaceful Christmas
Wishing you a lovely Christmas Christina!
Lovely flowers and photo of your Mom. Merry Christmas. 🙂
Judy, enjoy your wintry holiday!
The first picture is just wonderful, I love it. Lovely photo of your Mom as well. Hope it made you smile. Merry Christmas.
Thanks, it did make me smile. Enjoy these wonderful holidays.
I love the background of wrapping paper and the tribute to your mom, Susie. As Cyclamen refuses to grow in my current garden, I think I may follow your lead and try growing a plant (or 2) indoors.
Best wishes for a merry Christmas to you and your husband!
The arrangement represents the Christmas spirit quite well. Merry Christmas.
What a sweet little vase, Susie, and such sweet memories too. Thanks for sharing them
Best wishes Susie for 2018.
Thanks Brian. Hope the new year brings you happiness and good health.
May you have many reasons to ply that mother’s smile in the year ahead.
You are so thoughtful Ricki. I appreciate that sentiment and hope you too will find reasons to smile. Happy New Year.
A lovely tribute to your Mum. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Susie.
Thank you 🙏 We’re enjoying low stress holidays this years.
That’s a really nice photo of your mom. I’m sure you still feel her loss, even all these years later. Made me think back fondly of my own mother, who passed 7 years ago.
Thank you Jason. Yes, the years don’t dampen the loss, but it’s nice to be able to look back.
What a sweet tribute to your mom. She was beautiful, which must mean you are, too. Cyclamen plants and Cyclamen blooms warm my heart. Thanks for sharing this pretty vase. Merry Christmas!
Thanks Beth, that’s so sweet! Cyclamen don’t need much attention so they fit into my lifestyle.
Thanks so much for sharing your exquisite vase and your exquisite mum as well – a lovely memory of her. She’d be proud of how very artistic her daughter has become. (And how did you manage to keep that wonderful depth of colour on your dried statice?)
Thanks for your sweet comments Cathy. The dried statice had been tucked inside a cabinet since last year. I discovered it when searching for a vase the other day so decided to include it. I do think it usually holds color fairly well though.