In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berry Sparkle

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berry Sparkle

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

On a whim I picked up 3 stems of Hypericum at the grocery store yesterday. Hypericum berries make a long-lasting filler for floral arrangements and their peachy color appealed to me.

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berry Sparkle

Using a floral pin to hold the stems I first placed the Hypericum. Next I inserted lavender cactus-form dahlias all around, and ended with sunset-hued zinnias. The zinnias were what I had in mind when I spotted the peach hypericum at the store and the combination went together well. Not only did their colors blend, the berries added a helpful textural contrast to the dahlias and zinnias.

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berry Sparkle

Dahlia sp. (overwintered, prolific bloomer, no-ID)
Zinnia Cactus Flowered Mix
Hypericum (St. John’s wort), purchased
Ceramic vase by local potter

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.

26 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berry Sparkle

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The hypericum should last at least a week, longer than the dahlias will. Maybe I’ll refresh the vase mid-week to get the most out of it.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I love the berries but not the flowers all that much. There seem to big a lot of different hypericum all referred to as St. John’s Wort, but I’m not positive which one produces these pretty berries.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you like the vase Amy. I was a little on fence about it but it was the right height and mouth opening! I read some hypericum is invasive, but need to learn more about it. I think I’ve looked into growing it before but had decided against it.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Eliza, do you grow hypericum in your own garden? I know it’s heavily used in the floral industry. With fall on the way there should be lots of berries soon.

      1. Eliza Waters

        I haven’t grown hypericum, but it is hardy in my zone. Maybe next year? 😉 Once my garden goes dormant, I usually get weekly flowers at Trader Joe’s. They have great, reasonably priced bouquets and I usually see hypericum berries there. I love the apricot ones… do you have a favorite?

  1. Cathy

    Very pretty. 😃 This is one of my favourite colour combinations Susie. The Hypericum berries really set off the flowers and make the vase more interesting.

      1. tonytomeo

        I pulled up a bit of a weedy and naturalized species of Hypericum today. It annoys me mostly, but for a few situations, I sort of like it. It is resilient. I suspect that if those grown for cutting were as pretty for the garden, they would be more commonly available.

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