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.
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.
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!
I guess you do have lots of great blooms. I really like the deep colors.
All three arrangements are beautiful, but I’m in awe of the dogwoods and the orchids. I guess it is because I don’t have either currently. 🙂
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
So beautiful. I love Tulip ‘Negrita’. Your irises are very early, you always have lovely irises. Your bearded one is such a rich colour.
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.
Just lovely and soothingly springlike! And Dogwoods. Your photography is just beautiful and I love the color combinations.
The arrangements are grand but I especially love the close-up photos.
Three lovely arrangements! Your irises are wonderful…
Very nice. I like the simplicity and gracefulness of all of these. Happy spring!
Stylish as ever and I really love the flowering dogwood.
Love the rich color of that Tulip.
Ah, two of my simple favorites in the first; grape hyacinth and anemone! Dogwood is totally rad too.
Love the tulip colour next to the orchid.