Today is Monday. It is a wet, cold, and miserable day! What a yucky end to the summer. The bright aspect of today, though, is the start of my joining in on “In a Vase on Monday”. Cathy, of Rambling in the Garden, hosts this lovely blogging theme. Here is my first “go” at joining in. To see some other lovely vases of flowers, please do visit Cathy’s blog: http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/in-a-vase-on-monday-reddy-or-not/
I know my crazy schedule, so I cut these flowers on Saturday evening. My sweet pea are white and different shades of pink and purple. They smell amazing in the wide open garden. The fragrance in the house when I have a vase of sweet pea inside is heavenly!
I planted Perovskia ‘Atriplicifolia’ (Russian Sage) last year. I missed it from my previous garden. I’m so glad to have it again. It is such a delicate plant. I’ve added just a few strands to the arrangement to give it a bit of extended form.
I also used some hosta at the base to kind of keep some form to the arrangement. I tried to not have it look like a collar, but I did like the contrast of the sweet pea on the green at the base.
The vase of flowers is sitting in front of me this morning as I am writing this post. It is still smelling fragrant and looking well. I’m glad I took those pictures on Saturday, though, as the weather is horrendous today! Even on Saturday the weather was changeable. You can see how it was cloudy and sunny while I was taking photos! The difference in photos is like night and day.
I love flower arranging, so this was pure pleasure in putting together. The hardest part for me is cutting the flowers in the garden! I love seeing them in the yard. Incentive for me to plant enough to have in the yard, and in a vase!
I hope your Monday is lovely and bright.