Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.
I am not a fan of pink but it often dominates the blooms in my garden and commands today’s vase as well.
Hydrangeas I adore, even in pink, and especially at this fresh young stage.
Pink persists. Cleome (spider flower) freely self-seeds in the meditation circle and is just beginning to bloom. All parts of the the plant display interesting architectural features.
To my mind the stars of this early June vase are gardenias. They have scented the garden for several weeks, blooming magnificently this year. When temperatures blazed upward the gardenia flowers pouted and turned brown, but a few new buds continue to open. Their fragrance is unparalleled, inviting one to breathe—deeply inhaling sensuous joy and exhaling, letting go with a sigh.
Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)
Small matte-glazed blue ceramic vase
What color prevails in your garden 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.