Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ and ‘King Alfred’ signal spring in this southern garden.
A few hyacinths are blooming also and this pale, pale yellow one is actually the starting point of today’s vase.
Stems were inserted into a florist’s frog and placed on a white ceramic square dish for a quick arrangement, as in the first image.
I tried two different vase options—I like both. Here is a shallow blue ceramic dish with purple overtones.
Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
White ceramic square dish / Blue ceramic vase
A generous mixed bouquet in a large porcelain vase graced the refreshment table this past Saturday as I participated in an all-day silent yoga retreat. The retreat was a lovely experience, a great mix of yoga, sitting and walking meditation, journaling, mediation and more yoga. At the end of the day I was offered the chance to select some flowers to bring home. Not wanting to break up the arrangement, I chose just this one, richly colored perfect Gerbera daisy.
I paired the gerbera with a branch from the native eastern redbud, added the first anemones of the year and tucked in a sprig of soon to bloom candytuft.
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud)
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
White ceramic square dish. Florist’s frog in black plastic cup
Have a great week everyone. I am behind reading blogs but trying to catch up soon. Love seeing what you are up to in your own gardens.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.