In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

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

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

The Calla lilies and vase used the previous two Mondays are back for a third appearance. I don’t think I have ever had an arranged flowers last so long. The lilies, still looking fresh, remain mostly in their original spots, with the last three flowers from the potted calla lily plant added to fill in the design.

The lily foliage, which had faded to a golden yellow last week, finally browned and was removed. Greenery used today is from the garden, columbine and fragrant sprigs of rosemary and lavender.

Columbine and Callas

Calla Lilies with Rosemary

A lovely Amaryllis bulb gift from a yoga friend just before Thanksgiving produced 4 large red flowers on a single and has a second stem as well.


I was photographing the amaryllis this week, unfortunately knocking off one of the blooms in the process. Saved a few days in a small vase, today the flower serves as a bright red focal point.

Amaryllis Surrounded By Columbine

With the addition of the red amaryllis, the design called for more red. My solution was to add a spare cutting of Poinsettia and a stem of faux berries. They helped with balance and with composition.

Callas, Poinsettia And Faux Berries

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
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.

21 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Mood

  1. Cathy

    Fabulous! Those lilies have lasted so well. I really love the bright red accents with the Amaryllis and Poinsettia. And I was wondering what those berries are…. until I looked closer! 😉 It really looks amazing Susie. 😃

  2. Cathy

    What a warm and festive arrangement this is, Susie, with the calla making a very subtle contribution. The berries, real or not, somehow just add that finishing touch, and you clearly recognised this as the end result is so well balanced and elegant…as your vases invariably are!!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy! The berries seemed to be needed to help balance that long calla extending downward on the left side. Real ones would have been nice, but these were easier to shape and get to stay upright.

  3. Eliza Waters

    Gorgeous arrangement, Susie. Those callas have been impressive in their lasting several weeks. I like the sprigs of rosemary as a green and the pop of red really sets off the arrangement. Festive!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Eliza! The rosemary scent was enjoyable while I was putting this together. Hadn’t intended holiday arrangement but as soon as I added that red, it was unavoidable.

  4. Kris P

    Your callas are amazing, Susie! To my recollection the white ones that grow in my garden (when there’s enough rain) last no more than a week. The red touches provided by the Hippeastrum and Poinsettia are just perfect and the rosemary and columbine add to the arrangement’s holiday vibe. Beautiful!

  5. Noelle

    A very Christmassy arrangement, and how satisfying to have married previous blooms with ones like the Amaryllis which ‘fell into your hands’. Happy Christmas.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Beth, thanks for your encouragement! I’ve only begun to discover callas this past year and I agree they are nice for arranging and have amazing longevity.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Allison! I’m so excited the flowers are still holding up and looking festive, as my two sisters arrive today for Christmas. Happy holidays to you and yours.


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