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.
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.
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.
My favourite colours, Susie, absolutely gorgeous 👏 have a great week🙂
Thanks Annette! Glad you like the colors. I ordered a lot of dahlias this year in peachy tones but none of them made it.
I like those berries and they go perfectly with your garden flowers.
Thanks Judy. The store was also selling them in red or yellow, but loved the peachy ones.
Beautiful and a great way to start the week. Learned something new didn’t know Hypericum is St. Johns Wort!! Thanks, Jane
Those hypericum berries are a great asset in vase and go brilliantly, as you envisaged, with the zinnias. How long will they last in water?
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.
That’s brilliant that it lasts so long
The Hypericum berries really do pop, Susie. I tried growing St. John’s wort year’s ago and your post has me wondering if I should try it again.
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.
Pretty and I love the colors with the vase. Nearly rustic, but not really – Hypericum grows in ditches around here, it is an amazing plant.
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.
I like the vase color. Hypericum was kind of scraggly in Atlanta.
A really lovely combination, both in colors and forms. Happy Monday!
Thanks Amy. I’m enjoying these flowers in our hallway, a happy vase.
Peach berry sparkle, indeed! Very nice!
Peach berry sparkle! Beth, I think half the battle of writing up a Monday vase post is figuring out a title! Thanks.
I love it – hypericum berries are something I look forward to every fall.
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.
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?
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.
Thanks Cathy. I’m enjoying these colors together this week too. have a good week.
You know, I had only seen that sort of hypericum about ten years ago, only as a cut flower, but have never seen it actually grown anywhere. It intrigues me.
I haven’t seen this hypericum growing either, but would like to.
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.