In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.

This past week brought below freezing temperatures for the first time this autumn, a couple of weeks later than usual. I rescued ginger lily and zinnia flowers ahead of the big event and tucked them into an Ikebana vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

Materials
Flowers
Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)
Zinnia
Foliage
Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. 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-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what surprises she and others found to place in a vase this week.

20 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Zinnias With Ginger Lily

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      This is the first year I’ve used ginger inside except for an individual flower. The trick is to cut the entire stalk. They don’t last long but do make a good impact and smell so nice.

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  1. Cathy

    Wow! Those white ginger lily blooms are stunning – good job you rescued some! Seeing your zinnias brought a pang of sorrow, as mine have been over for a month or more. I thought at first you had wrapped the stems of the ginger, but then realised that they must grow as a cluster like this, which is clear from the larger photo. Another stylish Susie Creation!

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  2. Noelle M

    What a delightful composition, with good clear bright colours. To think you have been able to grow those gingers in a place that experiences frosts in the winter.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Noelle. The ginger lilies take all summer to regrow and some years they start blooming just in time to be nipped by frost. This had been a great year for them as they bloomed about a month.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Annette. This is the first year (and only second time) I’ve used ginger lily in a vase. It’s not long-lasting but wonderful while it does. Hope you’re feeling strong and happy! Thinking of you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Beth! This is my first year using Ginger Lilies in a vase. They don’t last long but I’ve discovered if you cut the entire stalk with just buds you can enjoy it for several days.

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  3. tonytomeo

    hmmm. I think I want to grow that ginger lily. I do not remember if that is the same species. It certainly looks familiar. They do better in the Los Angeles region than they do here.

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