In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages garden bloggers to share a vase of cuttings gathered from our gardens. I haven’t had time to put together even a quick one this week so I’m sharing one from three weeks ago when the dahlias and zinnias were overflowing. That week I prepared two vases from among the same materials and settled on a calm Ikebana-style vase titled Autumn Mood. This one is the opposite, unrestrained, spilling from an egg basket I wove years ago.

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

Materials
Flowers
Dahlia sp.
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Foliage
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
Container
Egg Basket

The dahlias are no longer blooming but a few zinnias are still going. These last pictures are digital painting using Waterlogue.

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

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 surprises she and others found to place in a vase this week.

19 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Three Weeks Ago

  1. Cathy

    It’s intriguing to see how completely different vases made from a range of the same contents can be – this is definitely unrestrained, perhaps illustrating the last hurrah of autumn. The watercolour effects are brilliant and I too keep meaning to dabble but have still not found the time yet. Thanks for sharing, Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      They are very different arrangements. Trees are taking on a winter look after some heavy rains. It’s been an unusually warm autumn. Thanks for hosting Cathy!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I took a class with a friend who wanted to learn basket weaving. She stopped half-way though but I stuck it out. Made my daughter, sisters and another friend one and never did it again. Loved it for that brief time in my life!

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  2. Eliza Waters

    I’m impressed with your basket-weaving skill, Susie. It’s a beauty, as is your lovely autumn arrangement. I never tire of seeing zinnias and dahlias, two of my favorite summer flowers.

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  3. theshrubqueen

    Love the ,colors in the basket, the cornus is just the right touch..the basket looks like it was a task and is beautiful. I have tried grapevine baskets to no avail. I have managed a wreath or two.

    Reply
  4. tonytomeo

    Dogwood buds are what prevents me fro pruning the dogwoods that need it. It bothers me to prune away some of what I know will bloom so nicely in the spring. (Dogwoods are a rare commodity here.)

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