Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday.
Embodied by yellow-green hellebores tinted in red violet the palette for today’s flowers covers my favorite half the color wheel. Reddish-purple bearded iris, violet blue anemone and a lime green container supplement the scheme.
Several white Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’ offer a restful element.
Included last week as well, the reddish purple bearded iris has been blooming just over a week in the garden. It is lightly scented.
Prolific Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ continues to thrill. Newly opened flowers are richly hued, while older one fade to a lovely lavender.
Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Iris germanica (Bearded iris)
Ikebana floral pin
Fiesta soup mug
It is always best to work with the correct container from the beginning. This design feels slightly too tall and not wide enough for the substituted mug, making it seem out of proportion. I began this arrangement with another vase in mind, but it turned out to be too small. Although it did not work out as planned, the mug’s color picks up the green of the hellebore nicely and gives a nice overall pop to the design.
These are not the only colors in my spring garden but if I had to I could be happy with this palette.