Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
The colors of today’s feature flowers, gladiolus and cally lily, inspired today’s title.
In an online catalog I saw my deep purple Odessa Cally lily described, “dark as a moonless night.” This is my first year growing Odessa and am enjoying its exotic shape, rich hue and long vase life. I cut a few new stems this week but am happily reusing some from last week also.
The gladiolus is a no-ID whose petals are a mix of peachy pinks and golden glow. I had gathered glads in many colors for today’s vase but pared the presentation down eventually.
The anthurium are also recycled from last week.
Chloris of The Blooming Garden recently asked if ever I had grown irises from seeds, but I have not. Her inquiry though reminded me a good number of bearded iris have developed large seedpods this year, so I decided to incorporate them into this Ikebana.
Zantedeschia rehmannii violacea ‘Odessa’ (Odessa Calla Lily)
Tall Bearded Iris Seedpod
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.