Every Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase with materials selected from our gardens. With both in their prime, it was difficult to choose between irises and peonies so both get a deserved moment in the limelight this week.
The irises coloring the front yard this week are passalongs that came without a name. Their delicate flowers are more petite and flowy than many of my irises.
I love their pure violet blue hue and their slender confident stature rising above the green grass and wanted to translate this monochromatic growing scheme into a simple vase.
Reusing Lamb’s ears in the same container from last week, the vase came together quickly. Versatile Cerinthe used as filler made a pleasant partner to the iris.
Iris, a passalong
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ear)
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches, with floral pin holder.
With more rain forecast I cut most of the open Coral Charm peonies Friday morning.
Fern-like foliage of Tansy brought its own calming texture to the complex structure of the flowers.
Helleborus x hybridus
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Black metal suiban. 4 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Japan.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week. Visit her blog to see her vase and check out those of other gardeners from around the world.