Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement every Monday using materials collected from our gardens.
Before thinking consciously of today’s vase in terms of complementary yellow and purple, I had in mind tall stems of fading sunny Rudbeckia, the green cone-heads featured prominently, and backed by a large purply patterned Canna leaf. I also wanted to use pieces of bark saved from a Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle), especially this lichen-covered section.
Using two floral pins or frogs I began by inserting the bark. Next the rudbeckia and canna went in as planned.
Before long I had rescued a stem of Tansy from last week’s vase for more yellow and more texture.
More purples slipped in—Angelonia and Euphorbia ‘Blackbird.’ Much of the bark which was expected to provide a strong impact receded in favor of the angelonia.
Dahlia ‘Fireworks’ has disappointed this year, giving only one or two blooms at a time, but the flowers called out when I was cutting materials and found their way into the design.
Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ (Spurge)
Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower)
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle) Bark with Lichen
Oasis Lomey 11″ Designer Dish, black, round
Two Three-inch floral pins (frog)
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.