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.
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.