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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.

Blues And Purples And Cold

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Tuesday was cold as if winter wanted another chance; nevertheless the first bearded iris opened in the bright sunlight afternoon.

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

A little plant added to the garden last year, Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue-eyed Grass), is beginning to bloom. I thought last summer’s heat had been its demise. Glad to see it pulled through after all.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue-eyed Grass)

Given a weather forecast for early Wednesday morning of 29°F (-1.6°C), I covered the hydrangeas and crossed fingers everything else would generate its own heat.

Knowing a cold night was ahead I cut the iris along with two other blues to enjoy indoors: Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ and Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage). No special arrangement, just a rescue, but I love the colors.

Iris germanica (Bearded iris) and Anemone coronaria

Iris germanica (Bearded iris) and Anemone coronaria

There was one red Anemone coronaria “The Governor’ that made its way into the vase as well.

Iris germanica (Bearded iris) and Anemone coronaria

Iris germanica (Bearded iris) and Anemone coronaria

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Hardy Sage) and Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage) and Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Hardy Sage) and Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage) and Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Another below freezing night is on the horizon this weekend too. Winter trickery.

In A Vase On Monday—Wintertide Pair

 

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday. Especially in the winter season even a few blossoms brighten up the indoors.

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

Yesterday morning on our way to brunch with friends we encountered snow flurries mixed with rain. The snow melted immediately but it breathed excitement into the short commute.

Upon returning home the weather had cleared but it was cold. I foraged though the garden for today’s vase materials, quickly settling on three white Anemone coronaria. They appeared unfazed by the elements.

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Again this week fragrant Daphne odora is used as filler. Three red cyclamen flowers from a house plant add a boost of color.

Cyclamen, Daphne, Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Cyclamen, Daphne, Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

It was a difficult task finding a container for this odd mix, and I finally settled on a pair of small glass vases, painted black with a gold Asian floral motif. I believe these belonged to my grandmother.

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

The shape of the gold flowers is repeated in the anemones and in the end the vases seem perfectly suited for the garden’s spare offerings.

Photographing these flowers was fun. I reversed the order of the vases and experimented with perspective and point-of-view, finding pleasure in these simple winter flowers. I hope you enjoy them too.

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

Materials
Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Cyclamen
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly flower addiction. It is always interesting and insightful to visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday and feel free to join in.

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday - Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday – Wintertide Pair

In A Vase On Monday—Winter Greens

In A Vase On Monday

In A Vase On Monday-Winter Greens

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

There was sunshine yesterday when I gathered a few flowers for today’s vase, but underfoot everything was squishy from many days of rain. Not many blooms were available, even Hellebores have been slow to open.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

While lamenting the limited number of hellebores I noticed nearby some Arum italicum looking very healthy. Its strongly patterned, glossy green foliage, along with a stalk of Euphorbia ‘Shorty’ and several stems of Spiraea, became the emphasis for this week’s arrangement.

In A Vase On Monday--Winter Green

In A Vase On Monday–Winter Greens

I supplemented the foliage with two white anemones that had survived the cold, wet weather, plus a single purplish-blue ‘Mr. Fokker’ in bud.

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Several branches of Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ contribute flowers, foliage and fragrance. Completing the arrangement are the last two Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ of the season.

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' and Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ and Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

 

Materials

Flowers
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Foliage
Arum italicum
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (Winter daphne)
Euphorbia ‘Shorty’ (Shorty Spurge)
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)

Mechanics
Ikebana holder
Ceramic vase

In A Vase On Monday

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly flower addiction. It is always interesting and insightful to visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday and feel free to join in.

In A Vase On Monday--Winter Green

In A Vase On Monday–Winter Green

Happy New Year 2016

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

As one year concludes and the next slips in, I want to thank you for visiting with me at pbmGarden.

That I can share my little garden with you brings me great pleasure. To have you stop by and share a bit of yourselves brings me sheer delight.

Best wishes for the new year. May you easily find your way.

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ and 'Bride'

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ and ‘Bride’

Mid-December Color Notes And Miscellany

The pass-along chrysanthemum in my garden is mostly gone now. Each year it undergoes a striking color transition as it ages which never fails to interest me.

First, tight yellow buds open to these flowers with yellow centers and paler outer petals.

Chrysanthemum. Yellow buds give way to pale flowers with bright sunny centers. Nov 2, 2014.

Chrysanthemum. Yellow buds give way to pale flowers with bright sunny centers. Nov 2, 2014.

As the flower matures the yellow largely disappears from the petals.

Chrysanthemum, mostly white petals.

Chrysanthemum, mostly white petals.

The petals begin taking on a pink tinge as aging progresses.

Chrysanthemum With Tinge Of Pink

Chrysanthemum With Tinge Of Pink

Eventually the fading chrysanthemum transforms itself into a venerable lavender pink.

Chrysanthemum Aged to Pink

Chrysanthemum Aged to Pink

Despite a few frosts, December has been mild. This weekend’s highs will be 74°F/23°C, pleasant enough I should be able to finish up some bulb planting.

Anemone coronaria was one of the few successes in my garden last spring and early summer and, unsure how well they would do a second year, I bought a few more to add this fall (part of my weekend planting plans).

I am not sure if this is normal but as the summer heat receded the anemones, which had died back, began sending out new foliage and yesterday I even found a bud forming.

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria

I hope this anemone has time to open.

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’

Some special friends and former neighbors, now living in California, surprised us this week with an unusual fruit gift, local Fuyu persimmons. Have you tried them? Neither my husband nor I had ever tasted a persimmon, so I did a bit of research before eating them.

It turns out there are two types, astringent and non-astringent. Fuyu persimmon is the non-astringent, meaning it does not cause your mouth to pucker and turn inside out if eaten before completely ripe. Reading that gave me confidence to taste them and oh, they were delicious, very difficult to describe except that, delicious. And beautiful.

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon

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.