In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

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

We have had warm days recently and a slight amount of rain. Later this week temperatures will return to the 70s, but this morning it is 26°F. I expect I could locate a camellia to share but instead I have chosen to share an example of aging.

Last Monday’s vase featured a new container and inside, cuttings from a potted calla lily to which I was drawn due to its deep claret flowers. I have enjoyed this pairing immensely and my husband even has commented on it several times during the past week.

Original Design Last Week:  In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Texture

Today, these flowers remain quite fresh, but the foliage of the calla lily has aged considerably.

In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

I considered replacing the greenery with something evergreen, but with each day’s changes, increasingly I have come to admire the transforming leaves, as over the course of time they have assumed a honeyed-pineapple glow.

In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

The aging process brought a new appreciation, a new perspective to the arrangement.

Materials
Flowers, Foliage
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Container
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches.

In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

21 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Claret With Age

  1. Cathy

    What an intriguing transformation, Susie, and thanks for sharing it with us instead of giving us a camellia vase instead. It is good to know how well the blooms last in a vase

    Reply
  2. smallsunnygarden

    So lovely! It’s wonderful that the lines of flowers and leaves remain just as elegant and vibrant as the colors change.

    Reply

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