In A Vase On Monday—Tansy Buttons

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Again I am joining Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday as she encourages garden bloggers to create fresh arrangements each Monday using materials found in our gardens.

A surprise flower, a lone sprig of the herb Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy) with gold daisy-like buttons, was the starting point for this week’s vase.

Several blooms of Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ serve as focal flowers. Although I used ‘Yuletide’ last week also, choices are limited at this time of year. Besides, the heavy yellow stamens precisely echo the rich hue of the tansy.

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Clippings of dark green cypress and chartreuse sedum feather out to soften the edges of the ceramic glazed container. Color and texture in the tips of the foliage accentuate the flowers.

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Materials List

Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy)
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Sedum
‘Carolina Sapphire’ Arizona Cypress

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

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31 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Tansy Buttons

  1. Christina

    Excellent selections again this week Susie. Your lovely Camellia flowers for such a long time and goes very well with the unseasonal Tanecetum. Again you achieve a very elegant composition.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Christina.The three-holed leaf-shaped vase lends itself very well to assembling little short-stemmed sprigs of things. It was odd to have the tansy show up so late.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Karen. Sadly, most of my camellias were ruined by an early cold snap here so they haven’t been as nice as usual. I’m hoping to plant some more this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Donna, you won’t have to be envious much longer. These were pretty much the last flowers, although I actually saw a clematis bud yesterday. Would love to see that open in December.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. Although snow can make a landscape look lovely, the ice is just too tricky for me to navigate. Stay safe and enjoy your winter views.

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  2. Julie

    What a lovely toning and complimentary arrangement Susie. Love the view from above too. The vase you have used is very interesting, does it come in two pieces?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Julie, the vase is one my sister gave me recently. It is all one piece and the perfect size for when there are small amounts of materials, such as in today’s arrangement.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I expect you should get to see a lot of camellias. In early December last year, we visited the Huntington’s camellia walk–it was very fragrant as well.

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  3. Cathy

    A lovely elegant arrangement with strong colours for contrast. I’m glad you used that vase again – it really is unusual and quite ingenious!

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  4. Cathy

    You are using that lovely vase again…. and it’s brilliant for this pairing of tansy and camellia and the spriggy foliage. I love it! One of the UK’s popular plant mail order place has been offering a scarlet red camellia recently, guaranteed to be in flower at Christmas….so far I have resisted. Thanks for such a bright and pretty contribution to the meme, Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      That’s very kind of you. Once I get the flowers photographed I always see things I wish I’d tweaked more, but it’s fun to search out something from the garden. Hope your camellias do well Charlie. I have one more that should bloom in March.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Annette. Yuletide never had a chance to reach its full potential this year because of the cold snap, but it’s nice to have a few more blooms.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Carolyn. Too bad Yuletide isn’t hardy in PA, but you certainly do have some lovely camellias. I’d like to add some more to my garden but I have a lot of sun so am having to think carefully about where to put them.

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  5. bittster

    The yellows all look so nice together, a surprise tansy bloom with the little cypress buds and Angelina… you really have a good eye for picking things and putting them together.
    The camellia really makes for a seasonal accent, I love it!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for your comments on the arrangement, Frank. Also I appreciate that you gave me the name of the sedum ‘Angelina.’ I had bought a pot of mixed sedum several years ago and the components were not individually labeled, so am glad to learn what this one is.

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