In A Vase On Monday—Yuletide and Green

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

As the week begins I join Cathy with In A Vase On Monday, an opportunity to share an arrangement using materials collected from the garden.

Freezing rain overnight left Saturday’s morning glazed in ice. It melted quickly and Sunday’s temperatures rose to 70 F. I took advantage of the mild day to complete the long overdue task of planting 5 new camellias purchased at last month’s garden club meeting. And I added 12 more snapdragons to the meditation circle—not quite enough to go around.

Before heavy rains could move in on Sunday afternoon, I searched the garden high and low for flowers and there was only one choice. Since mid-November Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ has been the mainstay of my Monday arrangements. Many of its blossoms had been darkened by the cold, but I was able to gather a few fresh ones to include in this week’s penultimate vase of 2016.

The starting point for the arrangement is Arum italicum, which has been beautiful this fall. The plant’s leaf shape and surface pattern create a perfect foliage feature for floral designs.  I placed the arum mostly to the left and back.

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

On the right I inserted a pale-green hydrangea cluster that has been drying indoors for most of the summer.

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

Lastly, the camellias were added as focal flowers.  The vase is the new Ikebana one I used several weeks ago.

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

Materials

Arum italicum
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Hydrangea, dried

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

It is always such a pleasure to put together a weekly vase. Thanks to Cathy for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.

In A Vase On Monday - Yuletide And Green

In A Vase On Monday – Yuletide And Green

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27 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Yuletide and Green

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. The hydrangea was in water originally, until over time I forgot to refill it. The texture is very papery but am glad it retained its pale greeness.

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  1. Cathy

    This camellia is always goung to be brilliant for a seasonal vase, but the arum and hydrangea seem to have added some fluidity, no doubt due to your intuitive skills. Thanks for sharing and I do hope you make it next week for a ‘full house’ of vases!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. Will definitely be thinking about a vase for next week. Yuletide has been generous in its blooms this year, but I’m wishing for springtime flowers to play with.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Linda, several of those arum leaves are a couple of weeks old. They last well indoors and I think it really helped to give Yuletide some companions this week.

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  2. Cathy

    Your camellia is the perfect colour for Christmas and your cheerful and artistic holiday decoration Susie. As always a lovely arrangement, with a nice balance between greens and colour. Have a great week!

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  3. Kris Peterson

    Your weather appears to be a roller coaster, Susie. Your arrangement reflects your masterful touch with flowers. If I had ‘Yuletide’ in my garden, you can bet I’d be using it all the time, especially at this time of year when it fits the spirit of the holidays so well. Between the rain and the return of the dry Santa Ana winds here, my own Camellia sasanqua just look sad.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Roller coaster is right Kris. Cold and wet today. Sorry your camellia is having a hard time. I’m worried about the new ones I’ve just planted. Hope they’ll have time to adjust and get some root development underway before our weather gets any worse. Happy Holidays to you.

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  4. johnvic8

    I’m glad you still have something to share with us. As you can see from my scant offering this week, I am down to a precious few. Have a blessed Christmas, Susie.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Wish I could share Yuletide with you Liz. I appreciate its long bloom time but am a little anxious for something different to work into an arrangement. Have nice holidays.

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