In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

In A Vase On Monday - Four For Fourth

In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

Each Monday brings the chance to join Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday to share an arrangement using materials gathered from the garden.

Each July Fourth America celebrates Independence Day, acknowledging the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Eschewing classic red, white and blues I opted for subtler, yet still bold, variations of the traditional colors.  In several attempts I could not get reality aligned with my design ideas, so I ended up with four very different arrangements.

The shasta daisies are the fourth effort and my favorite. Creating this simple grouping was made easy using the colorful multi-stemmed vase.

Shasta Daisies, from above

Shasta Daisies, from above

The third try was a loose display of purple coneflowers, Blue Sky salvia, red dahlia, shasta daisies, and starring a lovely lavender gladiolus.

In A Vase On Monday - Four For Fourth

In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

The second vase was composed of two coral gladioli among two hydrangea blooms. I liked this one also.

In A Vase On Monday - Four For Fourth

In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

The first arrangement of gladioli, phlox, hydrangea and Blue Sky salvia was more formal.

In A Vase On Monday - Four For Fourth

In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

The house is filled with flowers today—four arrangements for the Fourth. Have a happy day wherever you are.

Materials
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Gladiolus
Hydrangea macrophylla
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)

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

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35 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Four For Fourth

  1. Christina

    Lovely arrangements for your special day, I think I like the Hydrangea with the Gladiolus the best but they are all beautiful. I hope you and David have a happy celebration. I love your multi stemmed vases, I still haven’t found any but one day I will!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Christina. Rain will dampen festivities around here today, but may still try to get out to a crafts and music festival nearby, raises money to protect the Eno River.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks, The coneflowers have been great this year. They often die back before I can worry about dead-heading but this year I’m going to try to keep them going.

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  2. Cathy

    That’s the way to do it if we can’t decide what to cut – just make four vases! I so enjoy seeing your multi vase, so that will always be a winner but I love the blend of shades in the second one. Thanks for sharing

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Donna. I never tire of the glads. Many more planted recently that are growing well so I expect there will be more colorful vases.

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  3. Kris Peterson

    All the arrangements are glorious, Susie, although the third one may be my own favorite. I saw a vase very similar to your multi-stemmed one at a show recently and thought of you – you always make such good use of it. Best wishes for a very happy 4th!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Happy 4th Kris. Was getting a little desperate when I reached for the multi-stemmed vase. It works wonders–a truly versatile container.

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  4. Cathy

    How lovely they all are! I especially love the shasta daisies in your multi-stemmed vase which I openly covet! 😉 Hope you had a happy 4th!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I like that one too Cathy. I’ve seen that vase sold in a museum shop in other brighter colors and also in an all-white version, but I like the colors on mine best. They match almost any flower.

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