Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens. Monday here was gray and cold. Great quantities of much-needed rain fell from early morning until late afternoon and I spent the day cocooned under a quilt with a book.
So here it is Tuesday, sunny yet still chilly. Although a day late I prepared a vase and filled it with Easter hues. The flowers are not at their best after being battered about yesterday, but their colors sing the season.
Iris germanica ‘Immortality’
Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’
Narcissus ‘Delnashaugh’ (Double Daffodil)
Peony ‘Coral Charm’
Phalaenopsis (moth orchid)
Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Hill’ (Meadow Sage)
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches, with floral pin holder.
Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for encouraging us to create and share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are enjoying this week.
Love these colors. Favorite dress of all time had these colors. Thanks for spurring the memory. Jane
Aww! I’d love to see a photo of you in that dress sometime, Jane.
A stunning vase especially the colors and that coral peony….be still my heart!!
Thanks Donna! That coral peony is my favorite. Hope the weather improves soon for you!
Lovely! The pastel narcissus is esp. pretty, so delicate.
I have you to thank for the narcissus Eliza because I noticed your beautiful fancy ones last year and decided to order some. They’ve been so fun.
Ha, fancy that 🙂 … our blogging buddies are always inspiring us!
I wish all my flowers looked that good when battered, Susie. I don’t think that arrangement could be any more perfect. I love the color mix and of course the peonies, which cause a deep sigh on sight.
Thanks so much Kris. The peonies have held up this week but the irises in the arrangement were creased and worn from the rain. We needed the rain so I can’t complain.
Perfect Easter bouquet.
Thanks Judy. All those pastel colors.
May be my next plant.
It’s a good choice, Flower, for color and also for strong sturdy stems.
Oh how glorious, Susie – the peonies make a wonderful focal point and the soft shades of the other material really complement them. Thanks for sharing it with us 👍 You will have heen pleased to have had some rain, I think?
Thanks Cathy. It’s fun to see these peonies again. And, yes, the rain was very welcome. Last summer was so dry–hoping not to have a repeat this year.
Your gorgeous bouquet reminds of those in a book about flowers in paintings given to me by a friend recently. Hope you had a lovely Easter, Susie.
Aww, that’s lovely Annette. Thanks!
‘Immortality’ is one of my favorites in picture. (Four white bearded iris live here, but none are ‘Immortality’. I actually acquired them from other gardens, so did not actually select them.) Yet, ‘Orinoco Flow’ is awesome also. You know, there are some flowers that somehow excel in certain colors.
Thanks! The white irises are putting on quite a show right now Tony.
You are welcome. I always like to express appreciation for white bloom.
The peonies are so lovely, and you have found some ideal companions for them. Hope your weather warms up. It is still very chilly and so windy here, but that’s April!
Oh, now that is gorgeous! I’ve always enjoyed peonies and irises in arrangements together, and the color of your peonies is extra special. My peonies and irises probably won’t bloom for another month…especially this year, as everything is late with our chilly weather.