In A Vase On Monday—Anemones and May Night

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday

Today again I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly challenge to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.

Anemones have been my favorite flower this spring for indoors and out. Before the Anemones wind down completely I selected a few to fill the colorful multi-stemmed vase my daughter gave me last year.

Anemone coronaria ‘Admiral’

Anemone coronaria ‘Admiral’

‘May Night’ Meadow Sage is now fully in bloom in the northern border and it seemed perfect to include this week. While similar in color, the salvia adds height and provides contrasting texture and form.

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Hardy Sage)

Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage)

For an extra punch of color I added a dark magenta cutting from a new Alstroemeria plant purchased last week.

Alstroemeria x 'Tesmach' (Inticancha Machu Peruvian Lily)

Alstroemeria x ‘Tesmach’ (Inticancha Machu Peruvian Lily)

I am a little worried this plant might spread too much so will watch it closely. It is hardy to zone 8 and the garden is zone 7b, so perhaps that will keep the spread in check. Some

Alstroemeria x 'Tesmach' (Inticancha® Machu Peruvian Lily) with Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch' (Dutch Lavender)

Alstroemeria x ‘Tesmach’ (Inticancha® Machu Peruvian Lily) with Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)

Materials

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Alstroemeria x ‘Tesmach’ (Inticancha Machu Peruvian Lily)
Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage, Meadow Sage))

In A Vase On Monday - Anemones

In A Vase On Monday – Anemones

Many 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.

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33 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Anemones and May Night

  1. Christina

    Mr Fokker has become my favourite Anemone, ousting Sylphide! I think this is also my favourite vase, your daughter chose very well. The Alstroemeria gives the perfect kick to the colour scheme.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Well now, that is something! Sylphide is lovely also but I have always found blue flowers irresistible. This little vase is fun and quick to use and is so versatile. It works for just a couple of stems or a larger collection.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The vase is all one piece Donna–very convenient. This is my first year growing anemones and I’ve been surprised at how long they’ve bloomed.

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  2. Kris P

    I hope the Alstroemeria does well for you, Susie. My own blue Anemones are but a distant memory so it’s great to see yours. And I love that vase!

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  3. Cathy

    Wonderful vase again Susie! This collection of little vases is such a lovely idea and you have used it perfectly – love those anemones as the focus and the pink Alstroemeria for a splash of colour to lighten it up. Gorgeous – one of my favourites of your vases this year!

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  4. Elizabeth

    Beautiful arrangement – love the anemones and the salvia. The vase is the perfect foil for your choice of flowers too – a lovely gift from your daughter.

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  5. Julie

    Your arrangements and your photography are always stylish and this one is really lovely too Susie, I really like the colour, shape and texture combinations.

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  6. Julie

    Mr Fokker is my favourite anemone – I just can’t get enough of that blue! Your arrangement look s so good displayed in that ‘vase’ Susie – I really must get mine out of the cupboard and into use before all the spring flowers disappear. I am very jealous of your salvia – another favourite but I won’t have any flowers for a few weeks yet.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The blue in that anemone is hard to resist Julie. Yes, do use your vase soon–I think you’ll love how accommodating it is to whatever flowers you’ve chosen for it. In the border the salvia is at its best, but it never seems to last long enough.

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  7. rickii

    I’ve been admiring several versions of these little all-in-one collections of small vases. Nice way to showcase a variety of stems. Lovely!

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  8. Sarah

    So simple and yet so stylish and I adore anemones. I have just planted a dozen corms/bulbs(?) of ‘Sylphide’ at my allotment for hopefully cutting later this year. I found arranging and photographing harder than it looks and I’m so impressed by everyone who posts a vase regularly. I guess the upside is that we all get to enjoy our vases in our homes for a while.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Sarah. Photographing the arrangements is especially challenging sometimes. Most weeks I spend more time on that than on actually arranging the flowers.

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