In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

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

Today Shasta daisies fill a handmade pitcher decorated with color bands of white, green and blue.

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

Happy summer days and daisies go together.

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

Years ago I purchased Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Alaska’ and ‘Becky’ and based on the heights I believe this group to be ‘Alaska’. This is the shorter, 2-3 feet tall, and more vigorous of the two.

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

Materials
Flowers
Hydrangea macrophylla
Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Alaska’ (Shasta daisy)
Foliage
Container
Stoneware pitcher. 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.

37 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Daisy Days

  1. Eliza Waters

    One never tires of daisies – they are endlessly cheerful!
    I bought 3 new Shasta plants last month and really can’t wait for them to flower (probably next year as they were small).

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      1. tonytomeo

        When hippies came to San Francisco, and wore flowers in their hair, those flowers were mostly Paris daisies. Back then, I had no idea what a hippie was, but I did like their flowers.

      2. tonytomeo

        That song used to be the prelude to one of my gardening shows on KBCZ. It was sort of embarrassing, but I sort of like it, and there was not much of an audience.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. The pitcher was a wedding gift and we celebrated our 44th anniversary last month, so it’s been with me a long time.

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  2. Cathy

    Even a vase with something as ‘ordinary’ (and ordinary doesn’t do them justice) as these still look wonderful. Becky must be huge if these are 2-3 feet tall! It’s not something I have in the garden although I am not sure why… Love the glaze on the jug too

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  3. Kris P

    Daisies are the most perfect of flowers I think, and they’re set off nicely by your vase. My own noID ruffled Shasta daisies all seem to want to bloom at the same time this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. I like the ruffled Shasta and would have bought it if I’d had that choice. Mine have spread so much I don’t dare add a new one. They seemed to take forever to open this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. The hydrangea has bloomed pink instead of blue because of my soil, but there were a few faded blooms that didn’t look too pink and one was a fresh one that looked rather green, not sure why.

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  4. Cath

    Gorgeous vase and daisies, the combination is beautiful! I’ve just been dividing my shastas, they are mostly the simple one like you have which seems to survive better for me. They are such a good reliable plant!

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  5. Annette

    So pretty, Susie, daisies always make me smile and that vase is the perfect choice. I’ve planted a Leucanthemum x superbum this year (I only had L. vulgare so far) and look forward to seeing it grow. With all the rain we’re having the place looks very lush. Have a nice week

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