Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
I noticed some of the cerinthe is beginning to set seed. It’s the first time I’ve really seen it bloom so I’m not sure if cutting it will help it keep growing, but it seemed like a good choice to feature in this week’s vase.
Small stems of redbud and spirea were used as color accents.
A Fenton handpainted glass vase echoes the colors displayed in the cerinthe and makes the redbud pop.
Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Hand painted Fenton Glass Vase – USA
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.
Your flowers look great the that vase. I am not familiar with Cerinthe, it has such a rich color.
I admired cerinthe for years in other gardeners’ vases and finally found seeds at Renee’s last year and planted them a bit late. The green, blue, purple richness didn’t come through last year but I’m happy with how they’ve grown this year.
Thank you! Always a wonderful way to start the week. Love the hand painted vase. Seeing the dyed Easter eggs brought back great memories from the past. Jane
One of my sisters bought the vase for me. It works well with these frilly spring flowers. Glad you enjoyed memories of dying eggs, Jane. It didn’t take us long to color them but we enjoyed it so much.
That vase is perfect for these blooms, Susie, and a fluted neck is such an asset for a vase. The blooms themselves are perfect in combination and the cerinthe foliage is such a good foil. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you both
The vase is nice also because it’s neck is small enough to assist holding the flowers in place. We appreciate your good wishes Cathy.
Thanks! It’s such a nice time of year to gather flowers.
The vase and its contents are nicely paired, Susie. I’ve grown Cerinthe on occasion but never noticed that cutting the stems spurred additional flowers. The plants self-seed here, albeit lightly.
Thanks Kris. Annette said hers self-seed too but I’m also collecting some seeds. It would be nice if it were a cut and come again type plant. It’s magical. I really like it.
The vase reflects its contents perfectly. Don’t know about you – I had not heard of Cerinthe until the past couple of years, though it is well known in the UK..The American Gardener had an article about it and that was my first sight.
I’ve seen cerinthe for years on garden blogs and never thought to try to find a source. Love it. Love it.
I love it, too..
Such a beautiful floral vase, is it vintage? Your choice of flowers complements it perfectly!
Thanks Eliza. The vase was a gift from one of my sweet sisters. I’ll have to ask her where and when she got it but it was not vintage.
Lovely. And you picked the perfect vase for them. I have never grown Cerinthe but may have to give it a go. 😃
Thanks Cathy. I found cerinthe was easy to grow from seeds and so rewarding.
So pretty and a perfect match for your fabulous vase.
Thanks Liz. The painted vase is dear because it was a gift from my sister–especially nice reason to use it this week.
The flowers are lovely, but that vase takes the arrangement over the top. It is an absolute perfect pairing.
Thanks Judy. The vase became the focal point for this arrangement I think. It’s nice when one works out to be a good fit for the flowers on hand.
Lovely shaped vase and bouquet
Thanks Linda! Happy week to you.
Oh my goodness, the vase is perfect for the flowers! Thanks for the idea of combining redbuds with that color scheme–love it!
Don’t you just love redbuds? They are visible all along the highway and countryside as well as neighborhood yards.
What a perfect vase for that bouquet.
Both spirea and redbud are rad. I met that species of spirea for the first time this year. (I actually met it years ago, but not in bloom.) ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud is the most popular Eastern redbud here now. I really dislike it, not only because of the foliar color, but because it is too popular. The green sorts are rare!
I like ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud but agree it is planted everywhere now. This one is just an ordinary native passalong that actually is on its last leg.
Oh, the natives are rad! I mean, they are rad in my garden because I prefer the species as it appears in the wild. I grew one from seed from Oklahoma, although some describe it as another variety of the species. However, I can see why cultivars are preferred for landscapes. I would like ‘Forest Pansy’ more if it had not become such a fad, although I still prefer the green sort.
I adore your vase, and your choice of flowers match it perfectly. 🙂