In A Vase On Monday

Eliza Waters

I realized after supper that I needed to make a quick arrangement before the light faded. Being Memorial Day here in the States, red, white and blue would have been appropriate colors, but satisfactory blooms aren’t in my garden at the moment. I wandered around looking for inspiration until I spied the pink rhododendron and thought that might make a good start. It’s been a super year for my azaleas and rhododendrons. Perhaps the drought last summer spurred them into flower production and the mild winter spared the buds.

I added matching pink Geranium macrorrhizum blossoms, starry clusters of pale blue Amsonia tabernaemontana, and white bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis alba). A few grasses that were set to flower and variegated Lamium foliage finished the arrangement.

A second, small arrangement is rather whimsical, looking a bit like a multi-antennaed alien! I found a broken Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ on the ground and added chive blossoms…

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