In A Vase On Monday – Pretty in Pink

IMG_6431For this week’s vase, I used white gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides), along with pink astilbe (A. chinensis var. taquetii) and a couple of the last of the lamb’s ears flowers (Stachys byzantina) for vertical appeal. IMG_6432IMG_6437Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) provide focal points with stems of striped mallow (Malva sylvestris ‘Brave Heart’) adding additional points of pink.IMG_6436

Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) provides greenery in a soft pink, frosted glass vase set on a tea towel printed with pink thistles.IMG_6433

Thanks 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.

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54 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Pretty in Pink

  1. Beautiful arrangement Eliza! I love the different shades of pink and how they balance so well with white and green. Astible is one of my favorites.. and lamb’s ear, and coneflowers, and…. well all of them! Thanks for sharing the bounty of your garden. Blessings, Sarah

  2. Jewels says:

    Another beautiful arrangement, you’re good at this Eliza! 🙂

  3. Lovely. 🙂 My pink coneflowers are blooming right now too but I don’t have any white gooseneck loosestrife. I went on a Maine garden tour Saturday and saw many gardeners using it to its full advantage.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Judy. Gooseneck is pretty & long-lasting in the garden & the vase (these were actually recycled from last week!). Given its own space, it puts on quite the show. Like artemisia and mint, it can get out of hand if we don’t keep it curbed. I think it is worth the effort!

  4. Chris King says:

    So so pretty! I will miss all my astilbe.


    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! Maybe you could have a container or two to plant? Been thinking of you with the big job you are facing. One step at a time! 😉

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

    It’s so nice that you give yourself flowers every week and share them with us. Thank you. You are such an artist!

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Another stunner Eliza:) The pink astilbe is just flowering with us too but the Echinacea is a way off. Our cool wet summer is probably not suiting it.

  7. Robin says:

    Your arrangements are always so stunning, Eliza. Beyond words stunning. ♥♥♥

  8. Maria F. says:

    I like the framings on this one!

  9. arlingwoman says:

    Another beautiful bouquet, Eliza. And now I know what kind of mallow I have. BTW, some of your comments on my blog wound up in spam for some reason. I rescued them last night. So if I did not respond to a comment, it was because I had not seen it!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You’re the 3rd person to tell me this! Since WP updated their comment page, I have a feeling that there are glitches in the program. Hopefully, it won’t happen again, but it is a good reminder to periodically check my spam folder, too.
      Thanks for the compliment on my bouquet! 🙂

  10. srickman2014 says:

    Beautiful! You really have an artful eye!

  11. Val Boyko says:

    So inspiring Eliza! I love your combinations … Which always have a special tweak!

  12. mk says:

    What a beautiful arrangement, not to mention the fact that all this came from your garden. Lovely.

  13. dorannrule says:

    Amazing arrangements and kudos for growing all these beautiful things yourself. 🙂

  14. Cathy says:

    Ah, not just me with the spam problem then! Your vase is lovely with the blooms blending beautifully together, and the cloth underneath the vase is a brilliant find for a vase like this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. wspines says:

    The arrangement is breath taking, shows off summer in a spectacular way

  16. Dalo 2013 says:

    Very beautiful. I learned the appreciation of a great flower or other arrangement having lived and seen them growing up, and having my mom (and then sisters) do them…and I took them for granted as when I flew the coop and got out on my own there were nary an arrangement to be seen. Makes going back home that much better (and occasionally I can buy an arrangement at the market when needed, but it needs a magical touch as you have shown here!). Cheers to a great week Eliza ~

  17. Did Cathy’s post from Scotland inspire you here, Eliza? Your vase and choices are so evocative 😉 love everything you have cut this week, and especially the lovely Mallow. The Lysimachia and Astilbe are brilliant choices with the Echinacea. Your family is so very fortunate to have you filling their world with beauty, Eliza 😉 A gorgeous vase! ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks so much, my dear. I didn’t see Cathy’s post until after I posted mine so I could insert my link.
      My spouse does express appreciation for my efforts and at times, helps out with the heavy stuff. After 25 years, there isn’t much in the yard that I haven’t had a hand in. In totality, it is quite amazing when I think about it!

  18. Rebecca says:

    I love your flower arrangements. They are beautiful :).

  19. Kathy Sturr says:

    This is the best one! I chuckle because that is what a little boy said about the fireworks each time and then there was a real showstopper and the whole crowd said, “No, THAT was the best one!” I love the cone flower center of attention in this arrangement.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy. That is funny about the little boy. Speaks of the wonderful way children view the world. We could take a page from their book!

  20. Ann says:

    such a pretty arrangement, Eliza. I love the Echinacea (mine has yet to flower!) with the softness of the Bracken Fern.

  21. Ann says:

    such a pretty arrangement, Eliza. I love the Echinacea (mine has yet to flower!) with the softness of the Bracken Fern. (Please ignore my first comment – I am having trouble commenting from my new blog!).

  22. Beautiful flowers, arrangement and images!

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