For this week’s vase, my spouse requested a “tall” arrangement and I’m happy to oblige. I’ve chosen our tallest vase, a sleek, black glass in the Ming-style, that was a gift from his brother many years ago. Curiously, when held up to the light, it’s actually amethyst-purple, a trick of the eye. Although the scale may be hard to detect from the photos here, this arrangement stands four feet tall.
My theme is that of a golden, summer meadow. I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and wild goldenrod (Solidago sp.).
Plume poppy panicles (Macleaya cordata) provide vertical accent and the fig-shaped leaves show fuzzy, white undersides, as if blown by the wind. Arching blades of grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Sky Racer’) add to the feeling of movement, as well as the wild meadow look.
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.
So lovely! 😊💕🌸🌺🌹🌼🌷
Thank you, Trini!
Looks like it belongs outdoors! Lovely~
Thank you, Cindy. After I made it, I realized I’d have to keep it outside on the deck because the pets will try to eat the grass! Hoping it doesn’t get too windy! 😉
Oh that is beautiful!!!! love the dark with the yellow:-) Good to see someone honor goldenrod in a vase! Great plant for a garden.
Thanks, Robbie, I have bushels of goldenrod! Good thing the pollinators love it. I hear the pollen is a very good source of protein.
Very fresh and colorful!
Thank you, Maria!
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you kindly!
Tall, dark and stunning in its own sunshine way!
Thanks so much, Val!
Thank you, Mary!
Wow! This is one impressive Vase on Monday. I’m not sure if it’s my most favorite, but it’s high on the list…which goes well with its literal stature. So inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Heather. Not my usual, but fun to stretch things every once in a while (pun intended!). 😉
Yes, wow – that’s a tall vase! Will it be stable outside? I love the idea of such a dark purple vase that it looks black – and you have filled it with some very appropriate goodies as it does indeed make me think of a summer meadow. Thanks for sharing, Eliza
Thank you, Cathy. I’ve put it in the corner of the deck and it will be fine so long as it doesn’t get windy. It’s been raining buckets today, so it’s getting plenty of water! 😉
That’s a stunning vase of flowers. Absolutely beautiful. I have tall flower envy now!
Thanks, Gillian. Quite fun to do, even though it takes a lot of space. 🙂
Beautiful as usual, Eliza. So nice.
Thank you kindly, Mary!
Perfect. I hope you’ve had lovely sitting outside weather to enjoy it.
Today is rainy, but it still looks good, I just hope it doesn’t get windy or over it will go! 😉
My goodness this is a beautiful tall vase of one of my favorite flowers…mine are just starting to flower.
Thank you, Donna. It definitely needs a lot of space. It was fun to do, but it is sitting on the deck because the pets would go after all that grass! 😉
I’m sure that your spouse was more than happy wit the arrangement. I can “see” it in place of honour on small table in front of my dining room window! Yes! ALL four plus feet of it!
Thanks Maureen! 🙂
Beautiful! I LOVE BIG TALL arrangements! I actually have one of my own because I had to clip some Helianthus Microcephalus away from the door so we could get in and out of the workshop. It’s becoming difficult to move around the garden! Very pretty vase.
Thank you, Kathy. Yes, this is the time of year where things get pretty jungly out there! 😉
Another stunning arrangement, Eliza. Love it. ❤
Thank you, Robin! 🙂
It really is a meadow in a vase, Eliza, and so beautifully bright and sunny in yellow. 🙂
Thank you so much, Joanne, for all your kind comments and your visit. Hope you enjoyed your time here. 🙂
I do, very much! I know when I visit here you will always have something beautiful to share. 🙂
Thanks for the vote of confidence! 😉
Love, love, love the dark vase with the sunny yellows and the green. 🙂
Thanks so much, Judy! 🙂
I am a huge fan of hte woodland sunflower. You’ve showcased it beautifully!