In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

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

Many Daffodils are beginning to show color around the garden, but only one sunny flower had ventured to open by the time I gathered items for today’s vase. On the other hand Hellebores have been making strong headway all week and I resigned myself to using them again this week. They worked out nicely in this late winter design.

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

Responding to some sunny, warm days, a large spirea in the western border soon will burst into blossom. I enlisted several of its branches to add shape and structure to the vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

A small florist’s frog inserted into a small black plastic dish keeps the materials in place. A white ceramic square serves as the vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

Materials

Flowers
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Foliage
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Vase
White ceramic square dish. Florist’s frog in black plastic cup

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

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.

46 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Branch And Bloom

  1. Christina

    Thank you for the master class; I attempted something similar but I lacked the necessary central blooms; but one day I will achieve something I am pleased with.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you, but you give me too much credit. I saw your design and it is very successful Christina. On yours I didn’t notice anything missing–it stands on its own.

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  3. Cathy

    Oh Susie, this is so sleek and stylish – and set off brillaintly by the plain white wall behind it, something I just don’t have here at home (and never will have – as a ‘colour’ person, there is no white in this house). As always the balance of the different components loosk exactly right, even down to the bend of the twigs – it just reinforces our belief that you have a natural talent, so thank you for sharing it with our humbler efforts week after week

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, thanks for your kind words. You underestimate your abilites. I thank you for hosting IAVOM for otherwise I wouldn’t have met so many interesting people and I doubt I’d be creating a vase with such discipline. (The wall is actually a pale yellow, painter’s yellow in fact as I call it. I’ve been trying to select a new color for almost 17 years.)

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      1. Cathy

        And thank you for all YOUR kind words too, Susie! We have all gained from IAVOM in lots of different ways, haven’t we? I think you must like your painter’s yellow wall – might you just refresh it in the same colour? You seem very conscious of the time scale though, so you clearly feel something needs to be done!

  4. susurrus

    Another lovely arrangement. The white spotted ones caught my attention and it took a while to realise why – they reminded me of the vanilla ice-cream with speckles of vanilla pod.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi dear Annette. Thank you for your sweet words. Have a great week. I’m way behind on reading blogs but will check out what you’ve been up to soon.

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  5. AlisonC

    This ‘vase’ is the perfect low foil for your display. I’m keen to bring in more foliage now I’ve seen how it opens. I expect your spirea will open up more.

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  6. Kris P

    It looks, and sounds, as though your garden is awakening, Susie. The Spirea adds a wonderful sense of movement to your arrangement and I’m sure each of those leaf and flower buds holds the promise of spring.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I was sending death threats to the spirea this winter Kris because it sends out suckers and runs and rambles all over. But my heart was happy again when I saw it was about to bloom. Sorry I’m behind reading blogs this week. Will catch up soon, but meanwhile I’ve been working hard in the garden.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Looking promising. Funny, a couple of months ago I was considering cutting it down. Spreads quite a bit beyond the base and is always sending up new shoots.

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