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.
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.
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.
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)
Iris × hollandica (Dutch Iris)
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita’
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.