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.
That’s a really gorgeous Iris, Susie. As always so thoughtfully and beautifully arranged.
What loveliness!!! To have iris and clematis blooming already with tulips and narcissus is amazing. You must live somewhere decidedly warmer than I do. Those iris are stunningly beautiful!!!
Cindy, I’m in Chapel Hill, NC, and spring has been long and luxurious, but this week I feel it rushing along.
So beautifully put together.
Such a wonderful arrangement…and the quality of the blooms….magnificent!
Thank you Noelle. I’ve enjoyed gathering the flowers this spring, when everything is fresh and new.
Those little daffs are a wonderful addition. I don’t often see them used as a filler and they work beautifully to tie things together.
Thanks Linda. The daffodils helped I hope to keep the overall arrangement from being too dark. I love this particular late-blooming one–similar to one my mother grew, but don’t know the name.
The ckematis makes such a statement in a vase and it works so well with the iris and narcissi: as always the end result is so graceful and oerfectly balanced
Cathy, thank you. So thrilled to see the clematis and many other things blooming better than last year. We had so much rain over fall and winter I didn’t think there would be anything left in the garden.
It is not always possible to guess what difference the weather will make from year to year – here some things have flowered better after last iear’s dry summer and some worse
I always look forward to your beautiful Monday vases.
Wow, so pretty, Susie… A lovely arrangement for Easter week. I love the constellation of narcissi, they must smell wonderfully!
The narcissi do smell lovely and the iris as well. I must think more about fragrance when I choose plants. Usually I go for color.
Both have merit. I love a good dahlia, but I’ll pick lilacs, peonies and lily of the valley over them any day. Scent transports us!
That ‘Orinoco Flow’ Iris is a real beauty, Susie. Your arrangement is, once again, spectacular.
Thank you Kris. I think Orinoco Flow came to my garden in a neighborhood plant swap. It’s been a great addition.
Love that color combination!
Thanks Jason. Those rich blues and purples always appeal to me.
How nice that you used bearded iris. That is a flower I prefer to leave in the garden because it does not last very well once cut. I would cut more in if I had more to spare in the garden. My favorite is still Iris pallida, which I had always considered to be a bearded iris.
Do you use a lot of blue and purple?
At every chance.