Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
This morning racemes and tendrils of Lathyrus (everlasting sweet pea) are held upright by the integrated floral pin of this favorite Ikebana container. The deep purplish pink petals carry no fragrance but this passalong plant returns faithfully every year rambling and scrambling and rambling.
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting sweet pea)
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)
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.
Passalongs are the best. Those sweet peas have a great color.
Passalongs were the foundation of my garden and I hold them dear.
Oh wow, I love this, Susie! The shapes, the colour, the vase – perfection 🙂
Thanks Annette. The lathyrus has interesting shapes with those tendrils creating interest, so they’re easy to use in Ikebana.
Our perennial lathyrus has a softer pink, yours looks great.
And I will second what Annette has just said! I was particularly going to comment on the shape, with the contents seemingly placed in exactly the right place to provide balance and interest. Thanks for sharing, Susie
Thanks Cathy. I appreciate your kind words. I have to credit the lathyrus itself for being so accommodating .
Your arrangement does a masterful job of capturing the natural beauty of Lathyrus on the vine, Susie.
Kris, I appreciate your nice words. The Lathyrus cooperated well so it was easy to arrange.
Nice sweet peas!
Thank Jason, they were looking good but we’re moving into such a hot, dry spell they may not last.
You’ve showcased its beauty so well – lovely tracery!
Thanks Eliza. The plants themselves have a lot of character and form so they pretty much arranged themselves.
Humbly put… 🙂
Hey! I was just looking at those perennial peas! There is a white one out there that I really like, although the traditional richly purplish pink somehow looks best on them . . . and makes the white seem whiter. Somewhere out there, there are vines with double flowers. I have seen at least one with double white flowers, and some with double lighter pink flowers. I intend to tag the single white blooming vine so that I can dig and relocate the root while it is dormant.
The white version sounds nice. Hope it does well for you. I saw one on a garden show that is red, which sounded nice. I’m not actually a fan of pink but that’s the one I have.
White is my favorite color, but for this particular flower, is not as impressive as that traditionally bright purplish pink. I want to move it to my own garden because I like white, and because it has its own appeal; but I also intend to grow the common sort as well. I may never grow any of the double sort, unless I happen to locate the double white one. I will pass on the red too, especially since I have never seen it growing wild.
I love sweet peas and actually planted some this year.
I’ve never smelled the fragrant kind. Hope yours do well Judy!
Oh how graceful. I love it! I think your arrangements are my favorites, because they’re so unique.
That’s so kind, Beth. I love the natural grace of that sweet pea.
A lovely shape arrangement you have created Susie. I am trying to grow some everlasting sweet peas this year but they are not very tall yet.
Thanks Cathy, hope your everlasting sweet peas do well. Are they this color? I recently heard of a red one, which I think would be nice.
I think one is pink and the other is red. One already got nibbled at, but I think they are finally growing now. 😃
I always love your elegant ikebana arrangements. This is lovely Susie.
Thanks so much Liz. I find it so rewarding to create using the Ikebana-type vases. They seem to fashion themselves.
Wonderful swirling forms, like you brought the garden into the vase. I remember those Sweet peas, my grandmother had them and I was puzzled for years why people raved about the scent.
I know, right? I couldn’t figure out either why people loved the smell.