For this week’s vase, I’ve chosen a cool, all-white palette. White garden phlox (P. paniculata) are in their glory right now, as are the Annabelle hydrangea (H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’), whose bracts are turning a papery, lime-green.
Plume poppy panicles (Macleaya cordata) are setting seed, making a nice vertical accent, but I love them for the fuzzy, white underside of their leaves that show best on windy days.
Garlic chive umbels (Allium tuberosum), with their clusters of green-centered, star-like blossoms, make long-lasting cut flowers. Larger stars of white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), lacy spider flower (Cleome hassleriana), and tiny blooms of daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) complete the arrangement.
The clear, rectangular vase was a wedding gift (over thirty years ago!) and the beautiful linen tablecloth with intricate drawn-thread work is from my vintage textile collection. The design of spiderwebs and sunflowers is truly a work of art that must have taken many hours of painstaking needlework.
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.