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In A Vase On Monday – Harbinger of Spring

In A Vase On Monday – Harbinger Of Spring

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.

Narcissus ‘King Alfred’, Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ and Hyacinthus orientalis

A few hyacinths are blooming also and this pale, pale yellow one is actually the starting point of today’s vase.

Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Harbinger Of Spring

Materials
Flowers
Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch hyacinth)
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’
Foliage
Daffodil leaf
Vase
Florist’s frog
White ceramic square dish / Blue ceramic vase

Another One

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.

Gerbera From Silent Yoga Retreat

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Harbinger Of Spring

Materials
Flowers
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud)
Gerbera
Foliage
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Vase
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.

In A Vase On Monday—Heads Up

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Monday brings an opportunity to practice flower arranging by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.

The flowers open in the garden this week are daffodils, crocus and hellebores, so for this Monday’s offering I chose a bouquet of miniature daffodils, placed in a small matte-glazed, blue ceramic vase.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Considered an early bloomer, Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ began opening March 9. Perhaps because winter seemed so cold and endless I thought they were a little late opening in pbmGarden. Other gardeners have been highlighting theirs for a few weeks, but memory is tricky. Actually mine opened two days earlier than last year.

Growing only 6-8 inches tall, these cheerful little daffodils have caused a shift in the mood of the garden and the gardener. What a difference some warm days and little patches of yellow can make.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

The buttercup yellow flowers feature narrow, long trumpets. The stems hold 1-3 flowers per stem, though only a few of the ones I checked this morning had three blooms growing head-to-head. The others were singles.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' have a long, narrow trumpet

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ have a long, narrow trumpet

Spring is near…

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.