In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

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

This Ikebana-style design reminds me of flying or dancing.

In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

While Heuchera leaves reach out and stretch away from the vase, an arching piece of spirea  sports tiny stems playfully pointing upwards. I had intended to use the white flowers of spirea but removed them on a whim.

A young camellia bud leans forward and up; its fully open counterpart keeps the entire design gently grounded.

In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

Muscari adds texture and balances the deep coral of the camellia.

In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

Materials
Flowers
Camellia ‘Coral Delight’
Muscari ‘Armeniacum’
Foliage
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)
Spirea Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

22 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Fanciful Flight

  1. Cathy

    You have not only put your vase together in a thoughtful and meditative way, but described the process in a similar fashion, perhaps a symphony as well as a dance. So effective – thanks Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy, that’s lovely–a symphony! I’m happy you liked the vase and the description. It’s nice to have more options in flowers as spring progresses.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I made a few selective cuts on the spirea branches (including cutting off the flowers which seemed very daring). The heuchera is one I pulled up accidentally last week and it sat in a little glass all week looking so perky so I decided it could form the basis of this week’s vase.

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  2. krispeterson100

    Your arrangements often feel like pieces of art to me, Susie, but that’s particularly true in this case. It captures the impression of flight to a “T”.

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  3. Cathy

    I think you picked the perfect title for your arrangement Susie. It really does make me think of a dancer, gracefully turning and stretching. It’s beautifully balanced. And the Camellia is gorgeous!

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy for the kind words. The camellia would normally be the main focus with its size and strong color but I think the foliage stars this week. Have a great week and Happy Easter!

      Reply

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