Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Springtime flowers and colors can be a bit frilly, but I resisted the urge to create something more abstract and restrained this week. As we set the clocks ahead this weekend to enjoy more daylight I decided to acknowledge and embrace the generosity and bounty of spring
It has been too cold and wet to enjoy the garden much recently and I have postponed much-needed weeding and other chores. Browsing around the borders on Friday I noticed 5 or 6 stems of lavender hyacinths had all flopped down toward the ground. Whether something was eating the roots or recent cold temperatures had caused the collapse I could not determine. Other colors nearby seemed fine. So it remains a mystery, but I rescued them for today’s vase. They seem to be taking in water and continue to look fresh.
The pale yellow hyacinth continues to be a favorite, but it is joined this week by a more buttery yellow that is quite nice.
Bursting with flowers, bridal wreath spiraea was used to achieve height and textural relief.
A small patch of Leucojum has been blooming recently. These are pass-alongs from my sisters’ garden. I gathered a few and tucked them into the vase for a little surprise when viewing at close range.
Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth Sunrise Mix)
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Glazed ceramic vase
Many readers were interested to know how long last week’s submerged flowers would last.
I had prepared the vases on Sunday mid-day. The anemone began fading after a day and a half, but kept intact. After another half-day (Tuesday morning), it was done and the water was colored purple.
The hyacinth lasted until Wednesday.
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.