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’
Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
Dracaena deremensis warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
2-inch round holder with integrated florist’s frog
Clear glass vodka shot glasses
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.
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!
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.
As always, I learn something new from you each week. These are lovely and unique. 🙂
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.
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
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.
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.
Thanks Donna. The flowers should last several days, but I’ll try to let you know the results. Think spring!
I love the idea of the flowers in the vases. I have seen leaves, such as variegated ginger in used in that way. You are a wealth of great ideas.
Thanks. I once did a submerged gladiolus but roses and orchids are the more common choice.
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
Cathy, underwater experiment was fun. I really love those little shot glasses.
I love the submerged flowers too! Lovely combinations. I love having a group of smaller vases.
Thanks Ali. Grouping them allowed individual flowers to stand out better.
So very creative. Well done.
Thanks John. Is nice to have something blooming again isn’t it?
Simply stunning! The submerged flowers are glorious. You are a very gifted arranger and your posts always inspire!
Glad you liked the underwater treatment Peter. It was fun for a change.
Such a bold and creative spring presentation!
Thanks. My little spring vase was getting too cutesy for my liking so decided to break it up.
You successfully got cutesy out of the way and went for grown up dramatic! Love it!
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.
I will try to give an update. I agree the hyacinth was more effective.
Thank you. The hyacinth color is my favorite this year.
Remind me which variety is it?
And I love the pale yellow hyacinth
What an original way of displaying your flowers, I love them all three.
Thanks. Little collections of vases gives each flower more chance for the spotlight.
What a collection and a brilliant way to show them off. I must store this idea away.
Oh do try it sometime and be sure to share.
Sweet! What a lovely idea to combine the submerged blooms with the upright ones. I enjoyed the simplicity and grace of your display!
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.
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! 🙂
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.
Hope to have something for a vase by next week… the snow is melting! 🙂
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.
Thanks. The anemone faded by the second day, the hyacinth by the third. Not bad for an experiment.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much Karen. The phormium should do well. Wish I had more types of foliage that would hold up.
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.
The daffs are delightful, and I like the way you combine the Anemone and Hyacinth.
Thanks Jason. These first daffodils are fading in the garden now but still there are Thalias to anticipate.
Very cool, hate vodka,love the use of the glasses – especially flowers below the waterline. Ubercreative.
Thanks. Don’t like vodka either but bought the glasses for flowers.
That’s great. To me, it looks like people are drinking out of bud vases.
love this trio!
Thanks. They were fun to experiment with.
The butter yellow hyacinth is beautiful! I like what you did with the anemone and blue hyacinth.
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.