Each Monday from Rambling In The Garden Cathy invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.
Two of my sisters visited during Thanksgiving weekend to help celebrate my husband’s birthday and I was thrilled to receive a gift of my own—this amazing amaryllis Cindy grew. A dwarf hybrid, whose name is forgotten, came planted in a charming white tin bucket and already displaying 4 open blooms on one stalk. A fifth flower has since opened. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photograph before cutting the flowering stem to allow it to condition in water overnight.
I read the hippeastrum should last two weeks as a cut flower or ten days left attached to the bulb.
There is a second stalk growing from the bulb as well. Though buds are not visible yet on the second one, perhaps this amaryllis will make its way into a future Monday vase.
The tops of these flowers exhibit white petals smudged with pink, while the lower petals are pure white. Centers are a rich lime green.
Variegated, heart-shaped leaves gently frame today’s flowers.
My neighbor Carrie passed along this philodendron cutting a few weeks ago and it quickly took root in water. (Hers is quietly traversing and conquering great swaths of territory in her house.)
I enjoy the way the philodendron roots serve here to add both weight and movement to the bottom half of the bud vase.
Before settling on this clear vase I tried several options, including a pink hand-blown perfume bottle. The amaryllis stalk was much too thick, but I kept the bottle as a companion. The lines in the bottle pick up the floating curves of the philodendron roots.
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrid)
Glass bud vase
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.