Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Zinnias have been reliable as easy bouquet builders this summer and they continue to bloom gloriously. But for something different today I feature two other garden mainstays, echinacea and rudbeckia.
A small out-of-bloom Phalaenopsis orchid tucked into a shiny glazed black container was the starting point of this design.
A freshly emerged purple coneflower was inserted next. Many coneflowers are dotted around the garden, most of which are sporting dried seedheads at this point in the season to the delight of the local American Goldfinches.
Three stems of Rudbeckia laciniata or green-Headed coneflower were tucked among the dark green orchid foliage.
A couple of patterned Lemon Lime warneckii leaves were used to add some height and color variation.
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower)
Dracaena deremensis warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Phalaenopsis Blume (Moth orchid)
Glazed ceramic pot
As always a big thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express 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.
To follow up on last week’s solar eclipse I thought I would share a few pictures. Yes, I do wish we had bought glasses so we could have viewed the eclipse directly, but we had fun.
Here is an image through a pinhole in a paper cup.
My husband’s hand.
And, a kitchen colander.