In A Vase On Monday – Orange And White

In A Vase On Monday – Orange And White

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

Zinnia Cut and Come Again are reliable for a profusion of summer blooms. Jason mentioned his were mainly white and orange and coincidentally those are the two colors I had selected for today’s vase. I seem to have a balanced mixture of colors this year, but the white is rare among the reds, pinks and yellows.

Zinnia Cut and Come Again (Zinnia elegant pumila

There are more oranges this year in the mix.

Zinnia Cut and Come Again (Zinnia elegant pumila

Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ is beginning to bloom in a dark corner behind other plants so I decided to bring a stem indoors.

Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)

For natural accents I reused a piece of bark from a previous arrangement, along with a seed pod from Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant) from a few weeks ago. The pod has transformed and burst open.

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)

A bunch of zinnias make a great summer bouquet, but even in small number they have great presence.

In A Vase On Monday – Orange And White

Materials
Flowers
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)
Zinnia Cut and Come Again (Zinnia elegant pumila)
Other
Bark: Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)
Pod: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)

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.

31 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Orange And White

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Marian! Hope you’re doing well and glad you’re spotting lots of butterflies this year. I’m seeing swallowtails but not in great numbers.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Your orange zinnias were striking with the maroon and green. With the Ikebana vase it’s quick to put together flowers for Monday. I prepared this early as I was away at the coast visiting college friends this weekend.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. Zinnias work so well simply collected together but I had done that recently, so wanted to try something else. I don’t have many other flowers blooming this summer.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The seeds haven’t started flying yet, though one did come lose while I was working on the design. Seed pods can be great additions to flower arrangements-wish I some of the more exotic ones like poppy.

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  1. Peter Herpst

    Beautiful! I love Asclepias seed pods and you’ve used this one perfectly. It almost looks like a heron perched among the orange and white zinnia loveliness.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Peter, so excited you imagined a heron. I had the same vibe from the seed pod! Saw beautiful heron, ibis, osprey at the NC coast this past weekend.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      That’s so nice of you to say Judy! Zinnias are about the only flower choice in my garden now so I’m trying to come up with something different to do with them each week!

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  2. Kris P

    I think you should start teaching flower arranging along with yoga, Susie! The orange and white flowers play well with one another. I put together a stray orange zinnia with green lisianthus left over from last week’s vase (not shown in this week’s IAVOM post) and was surprised at how much I like the combination – I hadn’t thought of orange as a color that plays well with others.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Flower arranging with other people is particularly stressful to me so even if I felt qualified I probably wouldn’t, but thanks for your generous comment! Sticking to yoga for now. I love the idea of your green lisianthus with anything. What an attractive flower. Bet it did look great with the orange.

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