Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.
Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’ was the starting point for today’s vase. With inky coloring outlining a stitching pattern around the edges of the falls, this iris, which just began opening this week, commands attention.
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ opened abruptly after sporting fat buds promisingly for days. It deserves attention as well, and made a nice focal flower for the design near the base.
Sweetly scented late-blooming narcissus are used as secondary flowers adding contrast in color, value and form. Several stems of the first iris to open this spring, a solid purple iris hybrid pass-along, made it into my Monday vase again this week.
Through the years I have admired on others’ blogs the graceful way tulips age. Finally I am able to enjoy up-close the late-stage beauty of Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita.’ Fresh Anemones always delight.
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)
Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’
Tulip Triumph ‘Negrita’
Buxus microphylla var koreana ‘Wintergreen’ (Winter boxwood)
Stachys Byzantine (Lamb’s Ear)
Ceramic Urn Stamped “Vintage 4”
6-inch clear Lomey dish
eco-friendly Oasis floral foam
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.