In A Vase On Monday – Warm Colors

IMG_5902For this week’s vase, I’ve used warm-colored flowers from the garden that you can see off the deck in the background. The calendula and fleabane have been allowed to self sow into exhilarating abundance! Since we eat all meals outside this time of year, we really are enjoying it.IMG_5746

IMG_5903Other than orange and yellow calendula (C. officinalis), I’ve added sundrops (Oenothera tetragona), IMG_5907salvia (S. x sylvestris) and common daylily (Hemerocallis fulva).

Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis) again features as filler and the accent grass is yellow foxtail (Setaria lutescens). The vase is a vintage ironstone pitcher from England that once belonged to my mother-in-law.

IMG_5904Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden,  who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. Feel free to join in, sharing your own weekly vase with a link to Cathy’s blog.IMG_5755

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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67 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Warm Colors

  1. Kina says:

    Just beautiful! Love it!

  2. Your flowers and photos are a feast of bright colors….and the arrangement is spectacular like fireworks in a vase!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks so much, Donna.
      I was just over enjoying your recent post. Amazing that you got 21″ of rain in June! Biblical! Apparently the weeds are liking it as much as your plants. 😉 Good work on moving them out. It is endless, isn’t it? If I didn’t mulch, I’d go crazy with it.

  3. These are lovely colors, soft and pretty. 🙂

  4. Beautifully arranged and depicted

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Just beautiful, Eliza, especially with the garden as backdrop.

  6. Treah says:

    Wow……what a brilliant display, inside & outside the vase! Very nice…….

  7. Jewels says:

    Ahh… such gorgeous photos, Eliza! I do so love when things grow wild. ❤
    And the arrangement in the vase… well done! 🙂

  8. Kris P says:

    Your vase is a beautiful, fluffy concoction with all that Alchemilla, Eliza, but what really impressed me was the view from your deck – gorgeous!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris. We do enjoy the yard a lot in summer, since we are inside so much of the year.
      I loved your 3 vases this week, very nice! I esp. love the digiplexis, a plant I cannot grow, but adore!

  9. pbmgarden says:

    Eliza, your vase is so lush and brilliantly colored. Gorgeous views of your garden too. I like that you enjoy all your meals outside. Must be lovely to look out over the flowers while you dine.

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Yet another stunning vase Eliza. Our day-lilies should be open by the end of the week – so not too far behind you. Your garden is awash with colour. Truly lovely.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks so much. They were right on time this year, first of July. We have other hybrids, but the ‘ditch lily’ is one I don’t mind cutting.

      • Murtagh's Meadow says:

        When you say ‘Ditch lily’ – do they grow wild with you?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Boy, do they ever! Most folks frown upon them as ‘common’ or ‘weeds’, but they are just fine by me! There are far worse plants and I find them quite manageable.

  11. Such rich images Eliza, thank you for sharing your wealth! 🙂

  12. Gillian says:

    Wow! Now that’s what you call a cutting patch. Makes you glad to be alive doesn’t it?

  13. Karen says:

    Beautiful Eliza.

  14. arlingwoman says:

    Oh, I love your cutting patch. I was thinking last weekend when I cut a bouquet that all the colors are warm now. I had to hunt around for some blues to cool it all down. Yours is lovely!

  15. Trini Lind says:

    it is all soooo Beautiful ! 🙂 ❤

  16. dorannrule says:

    You are SO good at this Eliza! The colors and arrangements are absolutely gorgeous.

  17. Wow – what a stunning summery vase! I love your mix of colors, and the fullness of your bouquet. Looks like you have many more flowers where those came from and could fill your entire house if you wanted to. Happy Monday!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Rebecca! Yes, plenty of calendula, they self sow like mad! Since I had no other plans for that space, I let them take over. We joined a CSA, so no longer use that space for veggies except for a few tomatoes, cukes and basil.
      Your RWB vase against the flag was a great holiday theme this week. And I loved your story about the baby deer in your garden – how awesome! So glad Momma came back. 🙂

  18. Christina says:

    The colours in our vases were very similar this week, Eliza. I love how you photographed the vase in front of the flowers in the border.

  19. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely feast for the eyes!

  20. Cathy says:

    My – that’s a lot of calendula you have! You have most usefully used them in your vase today with perfect partners. Is your hemerocallis really as orange as that? My H fulva (which didn’t flower last year but is budding up nicely now) is more yellow than this so I am curious. All in all a warm and sunny vase – thanks for sharing it

  21. Love the colors in your vase this week and a peek of your ‘meadow’ 🙂

  22. Noelle says:

    Great combination, on calendulas I love them, and may make room in my little garden for them next year, after seeing them on your blog. When I had an allotment, I always had a big patch of them.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Noelle. Calendulas are the perfect flower as they pretty much take care of themselves, year after year. 🙂
      I visited your post, but because I am not on blogspot, I can’t comment. Even some wordpress sites give me trouble, not sure why. But I thought your arrmt. was beautiful and loved your essay. I’m glad you posted a photo anyway and even if you didn’t list all the names, etc. I give you an A+ because you gave it to someone who needed cheering up! 🙂

  23. Joanne says:

    Your beautiful wild garden has been transformed into a sophisticated display in the lovely pitcher. Lovely summer colours too. 🙂

  24. Kathy Sturr says:

    Gorgeous! I love your view of the garden, too. Calendula is one of my favorites. It has run rampant in my Potager but that’s okay. We eat (and basically) live on our back porch pretty much year round now that we have windows and a wood stove, ha ha. I love looking over the garden and hearing the birds.

  25. Sometimes you just make me want to come and visit your home 🙂

  26. mk says:

    Wow, that first photo is like a fourth of July spectacular. Your garden is so opulent!

  27. Such warm colors, and so uplifting! You are so lucky! 🙂

  28. ladygrace33 says:

    You always has the most beautiful flowers in a vase. And all the other photos are so amazing 🙂

  29. Absolutely stunning , Eliza 😊 These warm colors are the epitome of summer . Your garden looks fabulous, and it must be so nice to eat out of doors and enjoy it!

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