In A Vase On Monday – Cyclamen and Everlasting

In A Vase On Monday – Cyclamen and Everlasting

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

In A Vase On Monday – Cyclamen and Everlasting

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.

Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)

Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)

Filling out the vase this week are royal purple, dried everlastings from last year.

Limonium sinuatum (statice) and Cyclamen


Limonium sinuatum (statice), dried
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)

Sauer’s Almond Extract bottle, 1 fl. oz.

In A Vase On Monday – Cyclamen and Everlasting

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.

Vera (December 25, 1919-July 19, 1974. Graduation photo.

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.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Cyclamen and Everlasting

  1. Kris P

    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!

  2. Cathy

    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?)

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.


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