In A Vase On Monday – Colors Of Spring Trio

In A Vase On Monday – Colors Of Spring Trio

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

Today’s trio of vases features pastel hyacinths and golden daffodils, punctuated by jolts of deep purple anemones. I removed one pink hyacinth that clashed with the daffodils to a separate vase off-camera.

Between the smaller vases, hyacinths and anemones trade spaces in and out of the water.

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ With Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ With Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)

Materials
Flowers
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
Foliage
Dracaena deremensis warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Vase
2-inch round holder with integrated florist’s frog
Clear glass vodka shot glasses

In A Vase On Monday – Colors Of Spring Trio

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.

52 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Colors Of Spring Trio

  1. susurrus

    I would not have thought of submerging the flowers in water, but it really suits these vases. It’s a great way to support the anemones too. I suppose the hyacinth will stand up to the treatment better than the anemone!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I was running out of time to assemble these vases yesterday and was unhappy with the bare stems showing through the glass, so on a whim decided to place the hyacinth underwater. It’s so waxy I agree it will probably hold up better than the anemone.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      And I from you, Judy! I saw an underwater arrangement at a garden club meeting years ago, but have only tried it myself one other time. A bit of fun.

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  2. Christina

    You have been so clever again Susie!! Do make sure to tell us how long the flowers survive under water, I love the effect especially with the Hyacinth and it must mean that the perfume isn’t so all pervasive, which would be a plus for me. I remember you tied your daffodils last year and how much I liked the effect

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Something in this group was giving me a headache by the time I finished. Don’t know which. The hyacinth does have a strong smell. Hope it will last a few days. I’ll try to remember to report back on it next week.

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  3. Donna@GardensEyeView

    Susie I love the submerged/partially submerged flowers in the vases….it is a great effect, and I wonder too how they fair being underwater. The lines of the vases and flowers play beautifully especially the tightly bound daffs…thanks for this shot of spring as we are still in winter.

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  4. Cathy

    Gosh, this is a reallyfresh idea for IAVOM – and the shot glasses were perfect to link with vertical line of the daffodils. I too, of course, am intrigued to see how long these submerged blooms last

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  5. Peter Herpst

    Simply stunning! The submerged flowers are glorious. You are a very gifted arranger and your posts always inspire!

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  6. Kris P

    Very clever, Susie! You’ll have to report back on how well the flowers hold up under water like that. I liked the upside down hyacinth in particular, even if it costs you the flower’s scent.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Beth, glad you liked my little topsy turvy vases this week. I tried to put everything together but it felt a bit too pastel and cute, like springtime overdone.

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  7. Cathy

    Wonderful ways to display all these pretty spring flowers. I especially like the way you have tied up the Narcissi, and the anemone looks like some exotic deep sea creature diving into the depths! 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hey, I was just looking for your vase! Hope the weather turns to spring in your part of the world. I worried the anemone center would darken the water but it was ok. Had to plunge and replunge it several times and it proved resilient.

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  8. P&B

    The anemone shooting out of the hyacinth base is a perfect arrangement. How long the hyacinth last under the water? I remember you’ve arranged flowers in water a year or two ago but in a bigger vase. But that was completely submerged, not partially submerged like this one.

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  9. bittster

    That’s beautiful. I love what you’ve done with all three vases, and will be copying for sure! The submerged hyacinth is my favorite, it seems perfect for where you have it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you liked the vases. I hope you will try them and let me know how they work for you. The anemone faded by the second day, the hyacinth by the third.

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  10. karen

    Very beautiful! And such an original idea. I love the idea of wrapping the stems of the daffodils like that. I’ve got some cream and green phormium I could use. And I like how you have used the hyacinths, I have quite a few second stem hyacinths which are not as thick and the first flowering. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ve enjoyed your flowers.

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      1. karen

        I’ve just taken delivery of a bespoke “hedge in a box” for florists. I can’t wait to get started planting it. Lots of new foliage and flowers for my plot. Will be writing about it later.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      That yellow hyacinth has a special softness of color I find very appealing. Just a fluke it found its way to my garden–part of a mixed package of bulbs.

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