Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
To finish out 2017’s flowery Mondays, I relied on indoor pots of cyclamen. Even their blooms are sparse at the moment, but the plants hold many promising buds. For a quick arrangement I harvested the only two flowers available, one pink, one red, and dropped them into a small clear bottle.
Filling out the vase this week are royal purple, dried everlastings from last year.
Limonium sinuatum (statice), dried
Cyclamen persicum (Persian cyclamen)
Sauer’s Almond Extract bottle, 1 fl. oz.
In keeping with the theme of everlasting, today I am remembering my beautiful mother, Vera, a smart, gentle woman who was born on Christmas Day and who died much too young. She taught me much about love and grace. The nicest compliment anyone ever paid me was to say I had my mother’s smile.
Sending holiday wishes to every one of you.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and encouraging our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.