In a Vase on Monday: A splash of orange to brighten your day!

California poppies (and hidden cornflowers)

California poppies (and hidden cornflowers)

Oh wow do I love those colors!  I’m usually quite a pink kinda girl, but these California poppies are the most friendly and happy shade of orange ever!

cornflowers just peeking through

cornflowers just peeking through

I have one flower bed that is a bit of a wild garden (that might be an understatement).

on the wild side...

on the wild side…

This wouldn’t be something that I would typically like.  I try to keep things neat and tidy, pretending that I have some control.  But the wild flower seeds were planted last year when I wasn’t sure what to plant and thought I’d just try it for a season.  Ha! Wild flowers re-seed themselves 🙂

California poppies and cornflowers in the wild garden

California poppies and cornflowers in the wild garden (poppies closed up in the evening)

So up everything came again this year.  I’m really not sure what is going to happen to this garden next year, as I’ve planted some things that might not go so well with the wild ones…

A yellow Potentilla with the poppies and cornflowers in the background

A yellow Potentilla with the poppies and cornflowers in the background

I’ve enjoyed the two colors of orange and blue together all summer.  Don’t they look pretty behind my potentilla?

Simply two colors together

A simple combination

So together they went into the vase.

Love.

Oh, and the vase?  Did you maybe guess?  It is from my mother.  She just finds the quirkiest things sometimes.  This is the first time I’ve used it.  Perfect fit.

In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday

In the evening the poppies close up (even when cut)

In the evening the poppies close up (even after being cut)

I thought it was interesting to learn that the poppy flowers would close up at night even after they were cut.  They sure give a different look to the arrangement!

Enjoying the flowers inside!

Enjoying the flowers inside

I am so enjoying putting together a vase of flowers for Cathy’s meme “In a Vase on Monday”.  You can enjoy other lovely arrangements through Cathy’s blog: http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/  If you are a blogger and would like to join in on the fun, just mention Cathy’s blog in your post and you can then put a link to your blog on her page.  It is a fun way to meet other bloggers, too.

cornflower up close

cornflower up close

Have a good week!

Dana

 

9 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A splash of orange to brighten your day!

  1. What a pop of colour your vase makes today – love the combination of orange poppies and blue cornflowers, which look especially good in the evening when the poppies have closed up for the night. And how lucky are you to have a mum who finds such interesting vases – this one is fabulous.

  2. Hi Dana – those Californian poppies look wonderful in a vase, don’t they (and outside too, of course)? And what a brilliant vase to have – I bought a spherical red one at the w/e from a charity shop so hope to have appropriate blooms for it soon 🙂 Wildflower meadows look great but hopefully the self-seeders won’t go TOO wild amidst your other plants!

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