Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.
Only a few gladioli have returned this year, but there should be more soon. Proper record-keeping has gone by the wayside this year so I am not sure when, but I planted several bags of new corms from Longfield Gardens: Gladiolus Large Flowering ‘Espresso’ and ‘Purple Flora.’ And of course there is one more bag to plant should I get around to it this summer.
In today’s vase are two red gladioli planted June 2016. They came into flower Thursday. I had planned to do something adventurous with them, creating an abstract design using a small brass sculpture my husband created around the time I met him. (We celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary Tuesday.)
I will save the sculpture for another time as the flowers were so perfect they needed no support to embellish their virtue.
Container and Mechanics
Shallow, round, black dish
Black polished stones
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.