In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens. Camellia sasanquas had enjoyed several weeks of pleasant weather but temperature dips into the twenties now have left the shrubs covered in faded blooms. Plenty of buds remain. They seem in no hurry to open but I managed to find a few flowers in good condition.

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

The light was so poor at 5 p.m. Sunday evening I photographed outside against the front door. I like seeing the flowers against the blue background.

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

The inspiration for today’s vase was actually Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ which is taking on a nice red hue. Sprigs of silvery-green lavender and surprisingly fresh leaves of native columbine contrast with the deep green, glossy camellia leaves.

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

Materials
Flowers
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Foliage
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Lavender (Lavandula)
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)

In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

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.

34 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Leaves and Camellias

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Columbine has spread all around my garden and while cutting the camellias I noticed how fresh and delicate it’s leaves were despite pretty serious cold weather.

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  1. Chloris

    So pretty. I recently bought C. Yuletide after seeing it on your blog in previous years and now I have fallen in love with lovely ‘Hana-Jiman’ too. And I love the red leaved Hydrangea.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope you’ll enjoy your Yuletide camellia. I’m honored you saw it here and liked it. I’d love to add more camellias but can’t seem to get new ones to live here. These are my “beginner’s luck” camellias from 18 years ago when we first moved to the house.

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  2. Annette

    It’s so pretty, Susie, and the hydrangea is blushing nicely, really setting the flowers off. The other day I stood in front of Yuletide at a plat fair and was very tempted. I didn’t take it in the end and regret it a little now as the sasanquas are such easy plants and give so much joy at this time of year. well, next time! Have a good week 🙂

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  3. Cathy

    No sign of blooms on my Yuletide for this year (and I too bought it after seeing it on your blog!), but it is still small (and in a pot). Your pretty vase definitely hints at the forthcoming festive season 🙂

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  4. Kris P

    The Hydrangea foliage provides the perfect complement for your beautiful Camellias. I love seeing those every year. They make me wish I had more variety in my own collection of Camellia sasanqua.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Chris. I’d love to add more camellias but can’t seem to get new ones to live here. These are my “beginner’s luck” camellias from 18 years ago when we first moved to the house.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I remember you are fond of Yuletide. It seems to have smaller blooms every year. Does that come from water deprivation this summer, crowded roots, my general inattention?

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  5. tonytomeo

    I remember those camellias. ‘Hana-Jiman’ was one of the more popular Camellia sasanqua (if I remember correctly). We grew ‘Yuletide’ as well of course. ‘Yuletide’ is quite distinctive in all characteristics.

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