Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement composed of materials collected from our gardens.
Aloe from last week’s vase made an easily accessible starting point for today. The focal point is a reblooming yellow iris from a foundation bed in front of the house. The timing of this iris is interesting—one in the back garden had already bloomed a full month earlier.
This one opened Friday, the day after Hurricane Michael passed through town. We were extremely fortunate, not even losing power, though many neighborhoods nearby were without for days due to fallen trees crashing on power lines. On a day following a hurricane the sky is always clear blue, incredulously intense, pristinely innocent.
Leaves from Gold Dust Aucuba and cuttings from some ubiquitous-in-autumn, yellow potted chrysanthemums serve as filler.
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (Gold Dust Aucuba)
Ceramic bowl, black matte exterior, red glazed interior
Weighted florist’s pin, black
This black and white study of the chrysanthemum buds illustrates how yellow serves as white in balancing light and darks in a floral design.
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.