In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

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

Last weekend’s sleet and freezing rain cleared quickly, but next we had deep cold and (a beautiful) snow this past weekend. In the throes of winter I find myself grateful for the plant therapy multiple gifts of Amaryllis have provided.

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

They look beautiful blooming on the plant, they last well in a vase. These particular Amaryllis, wildly prolific, were a gift from our sweet niece and husband, Julie and Gordon.

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

Usually I prepare my Monday vase a day early, but yesterday found me uncertain as to how to use the Amaryllis. This morning an idea came, though it soon evolved, as usual, toward a different concept. I followed along.

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

As I was fussing over some detail, sunlight burst into the foyer through a large upper story window. Light, announcing itself a ready participant, became the final element in the design. I grabbed the camera.

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

Materials
Flowers
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
Chrysanthemum (remnants of purchased bouquet)
Foliage
Gardenia
Lichen-covered branch
Container
Glassware

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

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.

28 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Assemblage And Light

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cauliflower would work! The light happened at just the right time. I was lost and didn’t know where else to take the arrangement, so it woke me to just stop right there and enjoy the light.

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  1. Cheryl

    What a creative arrangement. Love the use of a mossy branch and surrounding vases of bright green mums. The shaft of light adds another element of drama. Cheryl

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Cheryl! I used that branch several years ago in a Monday vase and saved it all this time. Spied it this morning when retrieving the little green stones. By the way, your amaryllis is sending up yet another stalk. So fun.

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  2. Cathy

    What a brilliant result, Susie – did inspiration come in a dream? 😉 As always, your execution is impeccable, and the effect of the light enhances the whole effect – a unique and classical result

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. Nothing so exotic as a dream. The inspiration just came as I tried to imagine whether to cut only one or multiple stems of amaryllis, how long should the stem be, what vase haven’t I used lately. I remembered a glass vase Christina bought for me when she visited some years back. It’s very tall so I don’t often have flowers long enough to work with it. As I fetched it I came across a tall narrow green glass vase my sister had given me. I imagined using the green vase inside the larger clear one holding a single stem with many flowers. Then it seemed like it needed something more and it went on from there.

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      1. tonytomeo

        The wild naturalized Amaryllis belladonna do not last long when cut, but are so abundant that I do not mind. They only bloom with that obnoxiously bright pink though. (I am considering the acquisition of a few white bulbs; but can not justify spending money on a weed.)

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, the slender green vase is just the right size to hold the amaryllis. I’d saved the lichen from another vase project some years back and was glad to find another chance to use it.

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