In A Vase On Monday – Celebrating Six

In A Vase On Monday – Celebrating Six

I am late, late joining the party this week, but wanted to acknowledge a milestone. For six years Cathy at Rambling In The Garden has been hosting In A Vase On Monday, encouraging us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens. Since she started this I have looked forward to Mondays as never before.

In celebration of the sixth anniversary this week, Cathy posed a challenge to create a miniature arrangement, no more than 6″ (15cms) in each dimension.  I tucked Erysimum into a tiny white oval ceramic vase and Dianthus and Antirrhinum into a heavy glass purple dish for a simple presentation.

Happy Anniversary Cathy and thank you!

In A Vase On Monday – Celebrating Six

In A Vase On Monday – Celebrating Six

Materials
Flowers
Corona™ White Dianthus (Dianthus chinensis)
Erysimum ‘Sugar Rush Red’ (Wallflower)
Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon)
Foliage
Container
Purple glass dish
White ceramic oval vase

Special 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 explore all the small designs she and others created this week for In A Vase On Monday.

27 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Celebrating Six

  1. Annette

    A very stylish arrangement, Susie, I absolutely agree with Rickii! The Erysium looks rather delicious and I wonder if the dianthus is scented? Happy November days 🙂

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  2. Eliza Waters

    I love the color of your Wallflowers, Susie – they’re perfect for autumn. A pretty set!
    Hope it isn’t too cold down where you are. It was 13 this morning when I got up and the wind is brutal. I am NOT ready for this… I want to follow the Vs of geese south!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Eliza. The wallflower is named red but has a burnt orange quality I love. We had sleet yesterday briefly, mostly rain. Then it was 23F this morning. Still better than 13! Those geese have the right idea.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Disappointingly the dianthus is not fragrant that I can detect. This one boasts the largest flowers of any dianthus. It is pretty but the scent was sacrificed.

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  3. Cathy

    Lovely as always, Susie, and the colour of the wallflowers is really striking against the white ceramic. I am so pleased that you chose to rise to the challenge, Susie, and am sorry that your time is still not your own

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I bought those two little vases several years ago for a garden club show that for some reason I didn’t participate in after all. Nice opportunity to break them in.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ve heard of “being a wallflower” but only have seen and grown them in the last couple years, so I don’t know how different the colors all. I like the deep red.

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      1. tonytomeo

        They were a brief fad in the late 1980s, but only bloomed in mauve. I don’t know why. Other colors were popular many years prior. Yellow and gold became available prior to 1990. They did not change much until just the past few years.

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