In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday.

Embodied by yellow-green hellebores tinted in red violet the palette for today’s flowers covers my favorite half the color wheel. Reddish-purple bearded iris, violet blue anemone and a lime green container supplement the scheme.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Several white Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’ offer a restful element.

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

 

Included last week as well, the reddish purple bearded iris has been blooming just over a week in the garden.  It is lightly scented.

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Prolific Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ continues to thrill. Newly opened flowers are richly hued, while older one fade to a lovely lavender.

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Materials
Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Iris germanica (Bearded iris)
Ikebana floral pin
Fiesta soup mug

It is always best to work with the correct container from the beginning. This design feels slightly too tall and not wide enough for the substituted mug, making it seem out of proportion. I began this arrangement with another vase in mind, but it turned out to be too small. Although it did not work out as planned, the mug’s color picks up the green of the hellebore nicely and gives a nice overall pop to the design.

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

These are not the only colors in my spring garden but if I had to I could be happy with this palette.

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly flower addiction. Visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and other gardeners are placing In A Vase On Monday.

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34 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Violet To Green

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Marian. At the recent flower show I heard several times it was a good idea to group flowers of the same type, rather than dispersing them individually, for more impact. I think it helped in this case.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I agree Chloris, these colors could make a rich looking garden. I have a few things left over from previous attempts but will keep trying.

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  1. Cathy

    ‘They’ used to say ‘blue and green should never be seen’ – but we gardeners know different!! The colours work so well and as you say the green of the cup picks out the green on the hellebore perfectly. Thanks for sharing

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Haven’t heard that saying before Cathy, but looked it up and apparently everyone else in the world is familiar with it. New hellebores continue to bloom and it seemed a shame not to include them, even though they’ve had their moment already.

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      1. Cathy

        Good to learn something new!! I too am surprised that many of my hellebores are still putting out new buds, way after the main flush, not something I have noticed in other years

  2. Donna@Gardens Eye View

    My favorite half of the color wheel too Susie….incredible purples and violets against that green cup! I love these colors so much I even have them in my house, and on the outside too….my front door is purple and my shutters are dark green!

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  3. Christina

    Using the flowers together as we’ve both done today really does give strength to the arrangement; I love these colours together, I haven’t used my A, con. Mr Fokker enough in my vases and now he’s nearly finished. Your close up images of the individual flowers are beautifully clear and the colours look absolutely true.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The light was pretty good when I photographed the flowers yesterday. Sometimes those colors are difficult to capture. You have so many other choices from among the flowers you’re growing but I’ve had to rely on the anemones (but I adore them so that’s fine). Too bad they’re wrapping up for the season–I’m hoping to get a few more weeks from these. None of my new ones planted last fall made it.

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  4. Sam

    Beautiful colours. Love the anemones and iris and they all go really well in the mug. I’ve just planted a load of anemones (The Bride, Mr Fokker and Sylphide) so fingers crossed they’ll be up and flowering in the summer…

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Sam. Hope you’ll report how your anemones get along. I’ve planted them many times and the only ones that survived were planted in the fall. However, the ones plated this past fall did not survive. I find them very temperamental getting established.

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  5. Kris P

    It’s a beautiful color combination, Susie! I’m impressed as always by the anemones – it appears that my chances of getting any more than the 3 tiny blooms I discovered weeks ago are nil as summer-like temperatures are already making an appearance. However, I do hope I can emulate your green-blue combination with some Eustoma (Lisianthus) later in the season. I managed to get a good supply of Eustoma plugs by mail order, including a never-before-seen (by me) green form.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The green Eustoma sounds like a winner. Wonder if I could grow it here (in any color but especially like the sound of blues and greens).

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  6. rickii

    The green of the cup is a color that lifts other colors above the ordinary. I use Euphorbia blooms that way often. Oh, yes… a quilt would be brilliant…or a summer frock.

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  7. Hannah

    Oooo, I just love the dark purples, light purples, and light green together, what a winning combination. Hellebores just keep on getting more interesting as they age. I just planted a mixed box of Anemone so hope I get some flowers in some of the lovely colors I see on IaVoM.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you like these colors too Hannah. Hope your anemone grow well for you. It became very hot here the last two days, mid-80s F., and the anemones looks very stressed.

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