In A Vase on Monday – Sunny

Eliza Waters

sunflower vaseJuly yields many wonderful composite flowers: Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), Calendula (C. officinalis) and Zinnias; all of which have begun to flower in earnest in my garden. Naturally, I chose my sunflower pocket vase to display them.

I love the little starry florets that make up the centers– why should the ray florets get all the attention? I used a seeded head of dill as an anchor and filler to keep the flowers in place. It’s so sunny, I can’t but smile when I look upon this one.

I’ll share another arrangement I gave to a friend this week who generously shared some of her beautiful daylily plants with me. This one I put in my Moroccan pitcher.flower arrangementIn addition to the Sunflowers and Gloriosa Daisies, there are cobalt blue Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), purple Hosta, yellow Patrinia umbels, Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota), Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron…

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