In A Vase On Monday – Hue And Form

In A Vase On Monday – Hue And Form

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

I cut lots of flowers ahead of our daughter’s visit on Saturday but stayed busy with cooking her special foods as an early birthday treat. At the last minute before she arrived I grabbed a ceramic vase that was handy at the time and inserted a few stems.

The remaining flowers I had gathered are still sitting in containers being “conditioned.” I just never got back to them, but missing a Monday vase this year would be like putting together a jigsaw puzzle only to find the last piece has gone astray. So with a few quick photos and a fancy title, here I am catching up on Tuesday! Have a good week.

In A Vase On Monday – Hue And Form

Dahlia Ball ‘Petra’s Wedding’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Dahlia sp.
Zinnia Cactus Flowered Mix
Zinnia elegans ‘Purple Prince’
Ceramic vase by local potter

In A Vase On Monday – Hue And Form

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.

18 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Hue And Form

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cut stems again and place in clean cool water for a couple hours to help flowers hydrate and recover from distress of being picked. Helps flowers last longer in vase.

  1. Cathy

    Aw, what a lovely analogy with the jigsaw and missing piece – I am touched that you feel that way, Susie. Your daughter’s visit clearly means such a to you – how far away does she live and when did you last see her? Is she staying a little while? Anyway, your little Tuesday vase of oddments is still striking as dahlias and zinnias invariably are, so thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, yes I really do look forward to Monday vases each week, not only creating them but also getting to know the other participants and seeing what they have gathered from their own gardens. My daughter moved this summer from Los Angeles back to North Carolina after 10 years. She is still a few hours drive away but that’s much better than a few hours plane ride away in this Covid-stricken world. We had such a precious visit.

      1. Cathy

        Distance are so great in the US this must be a real blessing for you. My Elder Daughter in Surrey really misses not being near her Mum and her sister – but it’s probably nearer than your daughter is to you. So pleased you had such a lovely visit from her

  2. Kris P

    I’m glad you and your husband were able to enjoy a visit with your daughter, Susie. I’m sure she appreciated the effort you went to to prepare for her arrival. I appreciate the moments you took to squeeze in a nod to IAVOM too.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris, we had such a good visit with our daughter. It helps set the world right to see her. Despite our horribly dry weather I actually had found a lot of flowers to use for a vase so I still am wistful about not putting them to good use. But then they were still pretty sitting around and didnt really need an arranger.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy! Even though retired there is always something wonderful about knowing it’s a holiday! And seeing our daughter made the weekend exciting. Take care.


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