In A Vase On Monday – Cup Of Color

In A Vase On Monday – Cup Of Color

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

The rich colors this week seem autumnal. Several chrysanthemums began blooming this weekend beside the garage where their plastic pots had been unceremoniously abandoned last fall and given not another thought over winter. Last week I noticed they were green and healthy and in bud. For today’s vase I picked the deep wine mums to feature.

Chrysanthemum

Verbena bonariensis has been lovely this spring, but some of it quickly began dropping flowers in the vase.

Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

I included several stems of asclepias, also just coming into bloom. The rich orange nearly overshadows the chrysanthemum as the main focus.

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
In A Vase On Monday – Cup Of Color

Materials
Flowers
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
Chrysanthemum
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Foliage
Vase
Ceramic mug

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.

25 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Cup Of Color

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      These dark colors are difficult to photograph accurately, but you can get the sense of the combinations. I love the richness of those colors together. Thank you.

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  1. Corinna Herbert

    Susie, I look forward to this breath of fresh air every Monday! Thank you!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Cathy

    I was surprised to see chrysanthemums in May too, although I do have a bud on a very young plant myself (still in a pot and perhaps I need to be planting it and its friends out, but I was hoping for some rain first). I love the denseness of your vase today and don’t think the asclepia overly dominates it – thanks for sharing it, Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The chrysanthemum was definitely an out-of-season choice but the garden is in-between and nothing else blooming caught my eye.

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  3. Kris Peterson

    I’m impressed by that chrysanthemum on so many levels – not only is the color gorgeous but it’s producing another round of bloom without any intervention on your part in May! And of course you made a beautiful vase using it too.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. Chrysanthemums are something I usually set out to decorate the porch for autumn. Afterwards I throw the pots any old place I can hide them and they do their thing. If I fed them and planted them I suppose they would reward me with larger plants and bigger blooms.

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  4. detroit4me

    The verbena petals scattered on the table add to the totally “natural” look to your arrangement.
    My thoughts, at least!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      They’re authentic! Tried to find freshest verbena but cluster of flowers released just as I set down the vase to photograph it.

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  5. theshrubqueen

    I love the colors, when you say orange and purple, people say yuck..til they see it. I used to get mums at weird times as well, I think they are forced in fall and their plant minds are blown for a while. I keep meaning to try V, bonariensis, so airy and purple – my Verbenas were not very good cut flower either (Beach Verbena)

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