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.
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.
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
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)
Porcelain Ikebana vases, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave, Triangle Blue Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)
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.
I always admire your creativity.
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.
The chrysanths you rescued from amongst the raggedy ones make a lovely contribution to that vase – so elegant and restful
Thanks. Usually the chrysanthemums last long enough for me to use in one or more vases, but this year the cold snap sent them into a panic.
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.
Oh my! That is simply superb!
Thanks sweet friend.
Very different and both beautiful, Susie.
The Chrysanthemum arrangement in particular is so striking, especially with the dogwood flower buds. I don’t know that I could bear to snip off next spring’s blooms!
As usual your arrangement has the magic Susie touch. Nobody else could have made something so lovely out of slim November pickings.
I appreciate your comment. November has felt more grim than usual. I should look again at camellias for blooms…
Maravilha de imagens!
Dormancy makes IAVOM an extra challenge, but we can’t help but feel rewarded when we create something pleasing out of seemingly nothing. Well done, Susie!
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. 🙂
Thanks for your generous comment. The arrangements were nice for our Thanksgiving celebration yesterday.
I really love those Beautyberries, they really look like little gems.
Beautyberry looks different in different regions. I intend to grow some eventually. I have never seen it directly.
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.
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.