In A Vase On Monday – January Pink

In A Vase On Monday – January Pink

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

That winter here has been colder is evident. As month’s end approaches, hellebores, usually a reliable choice for vase material in early January, thus far are content merely to tease with a display of nice fat buds.

So once again I have looked to indoor plants for inspiration. This Monday cyclamen flowers provide a lyrical line and a colorful lift.

In A Vase On Monday – January Pink

Strips cut from edges of aucuba leaves and an aucuba seedpod, along with a crisp cyclamen leaf accent the design.

In A Vase On Monday – January Pink


Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (Gold Dust Aucuba)
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Ikebana Blue Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H inches)

Of the three Ikebana vases by this pottery in my collection, this blue is particularly decorative and beautiful.

In A Vase On Monday – January Pink

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.

37 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – January Pink

  1. Cathy

    You have lovely words too, Susie – ‘lyrical line and a colorful lift’ 🙂 What a delightfully intriguing vase, and I was thinking about the strips too – was it just a matter of whittling them down as you said to Christina, till you were satisfied with what you had left? Aucuba can be all but maligned for its ubiquitousness, but it has proved its worth in many vases on IAVOM. Thanks for sharing yours today

  2. Donna@GardensEyeView

    I saw this incredible vase last night on IG and was intrigued….especially loved the Ikebana vase and the plant material… have such an inspiring creative view of plant material. I especially loved the idea of the cuttings of the Aucuba leaves…..never thought to make cuttings of leaves to change their shape! Fabulous!


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