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.
There are more oranges this year in the mix.
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ is beginning to bloom in a dark corner behind other plants so I decided to bring a stem indoors.
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.
A bunch of zinnias make a great summer bouquet, but even in small number they have great presence.
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)
Zinnia Cut and Come Again (Zinnia elegant pumila)
Bark: Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)
Pod: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Plant)
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.
Orange zinnias seem just right for this time of year. They remind me of the many orange butterflies.
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.
I have orange Zinnias in my arrangement today too, but arranged in an altogether different way.
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.
Oops! meant to say,I love the way you’ve made them so elegant.
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.
You wouldn’t know that looking at your vases!
You used something again this week that I would never have thought of, the seed pod. Hopefully , the seeds will not fly away while in your house.
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.
I do have a collection of poppy seed heads and some I keep on display. That is the extent of my flower arranging.
A lovely arrangement and the Heuchera stems are perfect. I tend to use them in bunches and they make a nice foil to the fatter flowers, so I must remember this bouquet.
Thanks Linda. Heuchera are really wonderful, aren’t they? I saw how you used them this week and the effect was nice.
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.
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.
I love zinnias, and this is a very dramatic arrangement. It showcases your skills for sure. 🙂
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!
So elegant, I love the way you use such restraint in your arrangements, I can never hope to achieve that.
Thanks Liz. You must stick to your own style. I loved your flowers today!
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.
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.
I love it! Where did you get that vase? The blue of it is perfect with the orange and white. 🙂
Beth, someone gave me this Ikebana vase made by Georgetown Pottery. It’s so pretty and easy to use. Check out this link:
I love all your designs, but that Asclepias seed pod with the heuchera spikes is genius!
The heuchera and Asclepias seed pod have held up all week. I’m fascinated by them.
this vase looks so elegant – and really shows off the zinnias well – I’m seeing lots of zinnias in the vases so I think I need to give them a go next year. Love Bec
Thanks Bec. Zinnias are very rewarding, easy to grow from seed.
I’ll definitely give them a go next year.
A perfect arrangement and love the seed perched on the top of the vase…