Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
The gardenias are the prettiest and most prolific in years. I packed a blue stoneware pitcher full of fresh cuttings.
The gardenias could have stood on their own but I needed to use the last of the saved peonies that have been stored in my refrigerator for too many weeks.
Next a piece, then maybe two, of hydrangea added because it just looks its best this week.
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’ (Cape Jasmine)
Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
Stoneware pitcher glazed with bands of cream, green, blue. (pitcher and 4 cups, Pringle Pottery, North Carolina, circa 1977)
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.
I am sure your house smells wonderful from the gardenias. Ours are about finished for now.
Yes, it’s a fragrant bouquet. Gardenias don’t last long for me inside or out but are well worth their space.
I did loose one in the freeze and will replace it the fall. I have one to scent the front and one for the back.
Such a stylish and what a lovely colour combination…
Thanks Noelle. I regret a little I didn’t just stick to the white gardenias but those pinks were pretty.
That’s a lot of gardenias! Like peonies, gardenias are one of those flowers that does well in a few gardens here, but not in most. I can not figure out why it is happy in some spots, especially since the happiest are in situations that they should not be happy in.
Your vase has a lovely vintage shabby chic look to it, and the stoneware vase is a gorgeous receptacle for the contents
A wonderful combination of beauty, delicacy and scent!
The scent has been a treat this week.
That is one gorgeous arrangement of flowers in a beautiful vase. Hope you got to enjoy it for a few days.
The gardenias were nice while they lasted Judy. Kept them a while even after they turned brown as they still smelled delicious.
This is just the most romantic bouquet- I love it!
Thanks! I wanted gardenias for my wedding but the florist wisely steered me toward something that would last better.
This is the colour palette for a hot summer day!! A lovely vase, I can picture it at the head table of a wedding…
Yes, I think of gardenias and hydrangeas for weddings. Thanks Chris.
Must have a great fragrance.
Yes, so fragrant I kept them way too long.
Gorgeous bouquet and jug, must smell delicious too 😊
Thanks Annette. The gardenias scented the entire downstairs for a few lovely days.
MMmmmm, reminding me of sultry summer nights before A/C and the Gardenia below my window.
Lucky memory. I don’t remember gardenias as a child, except in books, but my grandmother had beautiful hydrangeas.
Lovely arrangement Susie. My Sarah Bernhardt should be opening soon… I brought it over from the old garden last year and it didn’t mind at all and has several buds. 😃
Glad your Sarah Bernhardt adjusted to her new home so readily!