In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

Each Monday from Rambling In The Garden Cathy invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.

My garden club visited a member’s greenhouse during the first week of December. Although Katydid Greenhouses displayed a multitude of poinsettias, cyclamen are what I prefer for decorating with during the holidays.

Katydid Greenhouses

Fortunately there were plenty of cyclamen in varying colors from which to choose.

Katydid Greenhouses

For today’s offering I combined four cyclamen from that field trip with a few Green Trick Dianthus that caught my eye at the local grocery. I finished the arrangement with a few decorative baubles—red seedpods, glass ornaments and ribbons.

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

Materials

Flowers
Cyclamen
Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Trick’
Foliage
Cyclamen
Philodendron
Container
Silverplate Bowl and Tray

White cyclamen are my favorite but this dark pink was too appealing to leave behind.

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

Yesterday’s view of the meditation circle and garden was a snowy winter wonderland.  Fortunately I managed to get all my bulbs planted early in the week. I hope they’re settled in and enjoying a nice chill.

December Snow

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.

36 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Cyclamen

  1. AlisonC

    Wow, that is a green house. I suppose those will all be gone in a few weeks. Green Trick is really interesting and very eye catching here. Snow does make everything pretty though it is so inconvenient.

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  2. Cathy

    Crikey – that last photo could almost be a black and white one!! I had to smile when I scrolled down and saw the greenhouse in question – not just the average greenhouse! I am not a fan of poinsettia so am pleased you chose to use cyclamen for your pretty vase – and it’s a nice idea to include the baubles and ribbon…it works well. Thanks for sharing, Susie

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  3. Christina

    I bought exactly the same colour cyclamen last week; mine are propped in the top of my Citrus tree pots in the new room, while it’s winter I might start calling it the orangery!!! I love how you’ve displayed your cyclamen. Like Cathy I had to smile when I saw the greenhouse your were referring to.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Everyone should have an orangery! Fun to think we chose the same color cyclamen. Several people commented on being surprised at the greenhouse. It is of course definitely a commercial operation. Personal greenhouses are not as common here as where you are or in UK, at least that’s my impression.

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  4. Kris P

    Now that’s snow! How nice that you worked in a garden outing despite the weather. It’s great to have a garden club member with a greenhouse too. I love the cyclamen (and the Dianathus, which I SO wish I could grow).

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The field trip was a couple weeks ago on a chilly but sunny day–with lunch beforehand at nice restaurant. Haven’t had many garden outings this year so it was fun. I love dianthus also but it doesn’t grow that well for me. Actually never thought to try this Green Trick–should give it a go.

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  5. rickii

    For some reason Cyclamen is one of those names that contribute to the “senior moments” I’m always hearing about. No matter…I do love them and yours are displayed with your usual panche.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. We had even more snow this morning unexpectedly. Finally the sun came out around lunchtime. We’ll be dealing with messy, icy roads for a few more day.

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  6. Eliza Waters

    Wow, you got a lot of snow! Makes it feel like Christmas, I bet.
    I love cyclamens, too. Mine go dormant and spend the summer in a corner of the porch where they stay until the end of October. They start growing on their own to tell me its time to start watering them again. Couldn’t be easier!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      My sister is a couple house south of us. She was so disappointed to only have rain. I don’t enjoy the snow much anymore so hope that’s it for this winter!

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  7. tonytomeo

    Poinsettias and Easter lilies are two of the most precisely scheduled of potted flowering plant crops! They are SO intense, and will do no one any good if just a little bit late! Rhododendrons are so much easier. They do not need to bloom for a particular date.

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      1. tonytomeo

        Well, they are very different. Rhododendrons are more permanent in the garden, poinsettias and Easter lilies are what we know as ‘pot plants’. They are enjoyed in the home while blooming, but them more often discarded after bloom. They main difference for those of us who grow them is how they are grown. Poinsettias and Easter lilies are the EXTREME of pot plants! They are very labor intensive. We can be more relaxed with our crops, although they are a lot of work in other ways.

  8. Annette

    I see you’re getting into a festive mood too, Susie 🙂 I prefer cyclamen as well over poinsettias which is probably not fair and I think they must look stunning in their natural settings as proud trees/shrubs and not sulking and wilting away in a sitting room 😉 lovely arrangement. Have a good week xx

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. The first time I bought cyclamen for the holidays I was disappointed when the flowers died back. I thought the plant was dead and discarded it. Fortunately I learned to be more patient.

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  9. Cathy

    Wow, snow! I wonder if you will have a white Christmas. I also like cyclamens in winter and have a white one on my windowsill. I like the addition of green dianthus and those shiny green baubles. 🙂

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