In A Vase On Monday – Easter White

In A Vase On Monday – Easter White

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

Several stems of Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ join nearly 3 dozen Narcissus ‘Thalia’ for a simple presentation prepared for Easter weekend. The Thalia were meant to be today’s star, but once I tucked the purplish blue flowers at the neck of the jar, the character of the arrangement shifted.

In A Vase On Monday – Easter White

Just a hint of Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Cushion Blue’ softens the vase’s edge, uniting container and flowers.

In A Vase On Monday – Easter White


Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ (Thalia Daffodil)
Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Cushion Blue’
Handmade ceramic lidded jar


Three stages of Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’. Lower left one is from last week’s vase.

I like the simplicity of this combination.

In A Vase On Monday – Easter White

With another nod to Easter celebration, I pulled out my daughter’s childhood cup to hold leftover tufts of phlox along with the year’s first blooms of Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine).

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)

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.

40 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Easter White

  1. Noelle

    The white and the purple look beautiful together, and I like that you have posted all the stages of the anemone…the green calyx are beautiful and seldom noticed once the flower is open.

  2. Annette

    A perfect match, Susie, Thalia is so elegant. I have her too but not enough to be cutting them. Well, I’m bad at cutting anyway 😉 The vase is equally elegant, well done as always 🙂 Happy Monday

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Annette. It’s ok not to cut your flowers if you’re enjoying them outdoors. I have a couple of clumps of Thalia that have become very large. Need to divide them and spread the goodness! Have a good week.

  3. Ali

    Beautiful combination. I love both ‘Mr Fokker’ and ‘Thalia’. Love your mug – takes me back to childhood.

      1. tonytomeo

        Oh yes. White does not work for all flower though. Lilac, wisteria and lavender are still best in lavender. I happen to grow bright yellow and orange nasturtiums, and would not want them to be white. Also, my favorite geraniums are bright red and bright pink. BUT; there are ALL those other flowers that look totally rad in white! Camellias, oleanders, gladiolus, daisies, . . . . . well, I could go on for a very long time.

  4. Kris P

    I think the Anemones make good supporting players for the graceful Narcissus, Susie. The Phlox provide a delicate note that puts the whole arrangement on another level. I hope you enjoyed a pleasant Easter weekend.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Kris. I grabbed a big clutch of phlox when gathering the other flowers just to see what I might do with it. The leftovers are holding up in the little Peter Rabbit cup looking cheery. Wonder if if will root? Hope so. Happy Easter.

  5. Cathy

    When I saw those wbite daffodils for a moment I thought I could smell them! I love Thalia. Your arrangements always have so much thought put into them Susie. The phlox softening the edge of the vase is something I would never have thought of, but works so well. Love the Anemones too! 🙂

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The Thalia do have a nice fragrance, subtle. I’ve been sitting on the front porch with my husband this afternoon and daphne has been drifting by, just exquisite to be able to know those scents .

  6. Christina

    Gorgeous and perfect. Thalia are wonderful aren’t they? So generous. I tried adding some blue to my design with muscari but it didn’t quite work.

  7. Anna

    Oh they are perfect companions Suzie and make for a most elegant vase. Here ‘Thalia’ is still to open. Good to see Peter Rabbit’s little face peering out from that sweet little mug. I have a Peter Rabbit mug too on which he features helping himself to one of Mr. McGregor’s carrots.


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