In A Vase On Monday – Anemones With Lenten Roses

In A Vase On Monday – Anemones With Lenten Roses

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

The starting point for today’s vase is a small glass bowl I found in the NCMA gift shop while visiting Art In Bloom this week. The glass is translucent white and has a pleasing low profile, rounded form.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

I have been enjoying the striking blooms of Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker.’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

My plan was to showcase anemones alone, but the result was so stark, I revisited the garden to collect a few hellebores to fill out the arrangement.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

A stem of Leucojum is tucked among the hellebores.

Leucojum, Hellebore and Anemone

 

Materials
Flowers
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)
Leucojum (Snowflake)
Foliage
Lavender
Vase
Rounded white glass bowl

It was worth refashioning the design. In the end the colors of the hellebores brought out the purple hue of the anemones, resulting in a richer, more satisfying Monday vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Anemones With Lenten Roses

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.

42 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Anemones With Lenten Roses

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Brookgreen is a lovely place. I first saw anemone years ago at a local garden tour and thought they were the most perfect flower. Having trouble growing them in quantity, but my one little plant is feeding my vases.

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  1. Christina

    An unusual but very lovely combination. I love the deep colour of A. ‘Mr. Fokker’, it might be my favourite Anemone and for me it is always the tallest.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It’s my favorite anemone also, though I’ve seen pictures of a burgundy one that is striking. I need to replant anemones as only one survives.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Linda. I think the new vase will be a favorite. What can we do to entice spring this year? Today is supposed to be spring-like here today so looking forward to puttering in the garden.

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  2. Cathy

    I always love to see the blue of Mr Fokker (and I have belatedly bought some corms so will be planting them in succession, but probably all in pots), It is interesting how using the other components has somehow enhanced the blueness creating, as you say, a most satisfying vase, Thanks for sharing it

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  3. Annette

    You’ve anemones already, how wonderful! What a striking arrangement, Susie, I love the way the flowers bend their little, sweet heads and look at their reflection in the glass. Happy Easter 🙂

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  4. Kris P

    Pretty and elegant, Susie. I love the new vase too. I wish my Anemones looked half as good as yours. Even planted inside the new lath house, they weren’t happy here.

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  5. AlisonC

    It’s a very satisfying vase and and very pretty. Picking hellebores as they have just lost their stamens means they last longer in the vase too.

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  6. tonytomeo

    That is the sort of Leucojum snowdrop I have. (I did not know I had it until it bloomed this year.) It is not the popular Galanthus snowdrop though. I think I have seen to many of those to want any for my garden. Anemones are rad though. I wish I could grow them as perennials.

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