Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
There was no clear choice for today’s vase so I gathered a variety of flowers from the garden and went to work creating four small vases, imaging they would end up grouped into one display. Each one was nice but when combined they did not make much impact. Simple usually seems to be the best choice so I eliminated all but the white snapdragons in a handmade green pot. Fresh, cool, elegant.
Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon)
Ceramic vases: Hand-thrown Seagrove Pottery (olive-artichoke). Artist unknown.
Originally I had planned to use a side-table crafted by my daughter to showcase all four vases. One design was eliminated immediately and I wavered about the others but not very long. All four vases are responsibly placed around the living room, physically distanced to meet current standards.
The arrangement on the left contains Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’, Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’, Matthiola incana (stock) , Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow) and leaf from Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ in Ikebana vase. In the middle, also in an Ikebana vase, is Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox), Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ seed pods and old-fashioned rose.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week. Good health and peace to you.