In A Vase On Monday – Late November Selections

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.

The garden’s seasonal transition away from floral abundance left me unenthusiastically inspecting stems and sticks yesterday. Finding a bright leaf here and there lit my spirit, small clusters of berries brought a smile.

Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry)

When from among my large planting of passalong chrysanthemums left raggedy from cold and rain, I was able to glean several fresh blooms, I felt encouragement enough to assemble a vase and then another.

In A Vase On Monday – Late November Selections

In A Vase On Monday – Late November Selections

Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)

Materials
Flowers
Button Chrysanthemum
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Foliage
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry)
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ LITTLE HENRY (Virginia sweetspire)
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vases, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave, Triangle Blue Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

In A Vase On Monday – Late November Selections

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.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Late November Selections

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      How nice! Thank you. I wasn’t much excited to make vases using these materials but in the end they turned out ok. The poor lighting when I photographed them failed to capture their personalities.

      Reply
  1. greentapestry

    Oh’s that a most striking and elegant arrangement Susie – so pleasing to the eye. That intense colour in the cornus leaf is fabulous. I only wish that I had the patience and deftness of touch to create such an arrangement.

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  2. Cathy

    This is so lovely Susie! You can really see and feel the season through these flowers and foliage and the glint of colours is quite heartwarming. 🙂

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Beautyberry is often touted as a fine native plant that attracts birds, but it also spreads itself around more than I would like and it’s a little tough to pull out.

      Reply
      1. tonytomeo

        Spreads?! I did not consider that. I intend to grow it, but would eliminate it if I noticed it spreading too aggressively. I doubt it would be a problem here where summers are so dry.

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