In A Vase On Monday—April Trio

In A Vase On Monday – April Trio 1

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

Flowers blooming in the garden this week make my heart sing! I put together three quick assemblages. The first is a simple highlight of tulips, muscari and anemone.

In A Vase On Monday – April Trio 1

The other two vases mix and match the first iris and dogwood blooms with more muscari, tulips and anemones.

A fading bloom from a phalaenopisis orchid worked its way into this tall blue vase with white Dutch Iris and an early-blooming purple Iris germanica.

In A Vase On Monday – April Trio 2

Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) with Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita’

Iris × hollandica (Dutch Iris)

Iris × hollandica (Dutch Iris)

This Ikebana design was actually created first and began with fresh stems of flowering dogwood. It did not need anything else but I could not stop adding bits of color.

In A Vase On Monday – April Trio 3

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’

Candytuft and Muscari

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita’

Materials

Flowers
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
Iberis (candytuft)
Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)
Iris × hollandica (Dutch Iris)
Muscari ‘Armeniacum’
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita’
Foliage

Containers
One – Hand-thrown Seagrove Pottery (olive-artichoke glaze)
Two – Handmade blue ceramic lidded jar
Three – Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)

Hope signs of spring are close to your hearts this week.

Many 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.

14 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—April Trio

  1. Christina

    This week we have almost exactly the same plants flowering in our gardens. Tulip Negrita is one of my favourites as you know and I love that white Dutch Iris, I haven’t seen that offered here, but I’ll look out for it; Dogwood I don’t have but I do admire it, I can imagine that it looked perfect on its own in my favourite vase.

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  2. Joanna

    I like them all, but especially the dark tulips and muscari…they look wonderful together!! I can’t imagine having irises blooming in April…they bloom at the end of June here!

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  3. Cathy

    Oh that third vase is absolutely wonderful, Susie – I especially love the cornus branches which provide the sculptural framework. What a joy for you to share it with us – thank you

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  4. Chloris

    So beautiful. I love Tulip ‘Negrita’. Your irises are very early, you always have lovely irises. Your bearded one is such a rich colour.

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  5. Kris P

    Tulips, anemones AND bearded Iris – Spring has most certainly arrived! I love the moody colors of the first arrangement and the stateliness of the second (in both its incarnations). I’ve always admired dogwoods but they don’t “do” SoCal.

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