In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

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

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

Amidst chaos in our cities and sadness profound, the first lilies and gardenias opened yesterday. They sit solemnly, quietly; a somber lament.

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

Materials
Flowers
Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon)
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Lilium ‘Black Out’ (Asiatic lily)
Foliage
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Vase
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

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. Peace to you.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Heartsong

  1. Cindy Coghill

    What a beautiful vibrant lily. Those gardenias look so lush and healthy and once they open, your home must smell divine. Truly a strikingly beautiful combination!

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  2. Cathy

    The lilies are the perfect focal point for this, Susie, and those matching stamens are wonderful. I thought they were going to be called ‘Heartsong’ which would have been so appropriate, but then realised the vase was a song from your heart, reaching out to the chaos in recent days. If only blooms really could ease the hearts of the troubled (I wrote a meditation based around this once, thinking about ISIS at the time). Your vase really does seem to symbolise blood shed amongst the purity of peaceful lives…so touching, Susie. Thank you for sharing it with us

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  3. Kris Peterson

    If only we humans could combine with such grace to create peace and beauty as easily as your flowers do, Susie. Thanks for your post.

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  4. Beth@PlantPostings

    Wow, ‘Black Out’ is a stunner! I’ve been leaning toward more burgundy/wine colored bloomers lately. They really make a statement in the garden, and they look great with chartreuse and light green foliage. This arrangement is beautiful and classy!

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  5. Cathy

    Your vases always make an impact Susie, but when put in the context of the current troubles this arrangement became even more poignant and very touching. Perfect for this week of unrest.

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