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!
I have one flower bed that is a bit of a wild garden (that might be an understatement).
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 🙂
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…
I’ve enjoyed the two colors of orange and blue together all summer. Don’t they look pretty behind my potentilla?
So together they went into the vase.
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.
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!
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.
Have a good week!
Dana I love the orange CA poppies and the mix of purple cornflowers is so playful in the center…the orange vase is adorable…but I think the look of them folded at night is even more stunning in the vase.
Hi Donna, I think it sure does give the arrangement a different look when the blooms are closed! Thanks for your kind words. It was neat to find flowers to “match” the vase, too! Dana
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.
Hi Elizabeth, thank you for the compliment. I had such fun putting it together! And yes, my mom is one of a kind 🙂 Thank you for visiting! Dana
A lovely splash of sunshine for indoors – that vase goes perfectly! 🙂
Thank you Cathy!
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!
I love the bright orange flowers especially in the orange vase. I also happen to like your wild flower bed. 🙂
Hi Karen, Aren’t they just fun? I’m glad you like them, too! Dana