In A Vase On Monday – Summer Meadow

IMG_6944For 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.

IMG_6943My theme is that of a golden, summer meadow. I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and wild goldenrod (Solidago sp.). 

IMG_6950Plume 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.


IMG_6948Thanks 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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42 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Summer Meadow

  1. Trini Lind says:

    So lovely! 😊💕🌸🌺🌹🌼🌷

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Looks like it belongs outdoors! Lovely~

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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! 😉

  3. Robbie says:

    Oh that is beautiful!!!! love the dark with the yellow:-) Good to see someone honor goldenrod in a vase! Great plant for a garden.

  4. Maria F. says:

    Very fresh and colorful!

  5. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  6. Val Boyko says:

    Tall, dark and stunning in its own sunshine way!

  7. Heather says:

    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.

  8. Cathy says:

    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

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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! 😉

  9. Gillian says:

    That’s a stunning vase of flowers. Absolutely beautiful. I have tall flower envy now!

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

    Beautiful as usual, Eliza. So nice.

  11. arlingwoman says:

    Perfect. I hope you’ve had lovely sitting outside weather to enjoy it.

  12. My goodness this is a beautiful tall vase of one of my favorite flowers…mine are just starting to flower.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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! 😉

  13. maureenc says:

    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!

  14. Kathy Sturr says:

    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.

  15. Robin says:

    Another stunning arrangement, Eliza. Love it. ❤

  16. Joanne says:

    It really is a meadow in a vase, Eliza, and so beautifully bright and sunny in yellow. 🙂

  17. Love, love, love the dark vase with the sunny yellows and the green. 🙂

  18. Debra says:

    I am a huge fan of hte woodland sunflower. You’ve showcased it beautifully!

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