Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens. I have had my eye on several Amaryllis buds but they’re not quite open. Several other ideas did not pan out, so today although the year is new the vase materials are not.
These calla lilies had been blooming in a pot for a couple weeks before I cut them (and the lavender) to use in a vase on November 29, 2021. This marks their fourth appearance being featured in a Monday vase. I have been amazed at their vase life. Other callas have not had this kind of staying power.
Keeping them company are beautiful magnolia foliage from large branches my neighbor brought over in mid-December for the holidays. I chose a few of the smallest glossy green leaves to accent the flowers and I used a different vase—the blue seemed to work well with the flowers.
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Rectangle Blue Zen (6.75L x 3.75W x 2H inches)
I’ve been exploring recently-added features to some photo software. I like the effect of the cleaner look after removing the background.
Happy New Year to everyone! Wishing you a year of good health, good gardens and good deeds (giving and receiving) in the upcoming year. 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.