Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.
At mid-December the temperatures are mild again, nearly 70 degrees. In my garden a fall-blooming iris strangely has developed fat buds again, but only camellia sasanquas are flowering.
Having relied heavily on camellias for vase material for the past many years I am finding them decidedly uninspiring this year. Nevertheless I collected a few Yuletide flowers Sunday morning, but then changing directions I challenged myself to focus on foliage for a vase study this week.
Colorful oak leaves and dogwood buds were the main focus supported by fresh green Winter Daphne form the basis of the design.
With the addition of the red flowers the arrangement took on an offbeat holiday look.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting sweet pea)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Solimene Vietri ceramic bowl
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.