Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
As winter continues to be well, winter, plants that normally are blooming by now remain tightly closed buds. For this Monday’s vase I repurposed flowers from the last two arrangements, both arrangements had held up nicely.
The hot pink cyclamen from last week continues to look perky.
The salmony moth orchid from two weeks ago lost one of its blooms but lasted better than expected as a cut flower.
Daphne looks worse for the wear after the extreme cold this winter and several snows. Most of the leaves are browned and damaged. Buds display pink color but not even a random one has opened yet. But to use for foliage today I managed to pick a branch from a few that sit beneath the eave of the house. Just a few inches difference in position means it has been moderately protected from the elements.
A few pieces of Lamb’s Ear drape near the opening of the container.
Again this week I have chosen an Ikebana vase to showcase the design. Its integrated floral pin or frog make positioning the materials quick and secure.
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Phalaenopsis (moth orchid)
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ear)
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 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.