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.
Today, these flowers remain quite fresh, but the foliage of the calla lily has aged considerably.
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.
The aging process brought a new appreciation, a new perspective to the arrangement.
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches.
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.