In A Vase On Monday – Pink & Yellow

IMG_7082For this week’s vase, I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and zinnia (Z. ‘Profusion Yellow’). I think the ‘Profusion’ series is one of the best zinnia hybrids, a super performer that is drought and heat tolerant, as well as disease resistant. Even Japanese beetles seem to leave them alone. Coming in 15 varieties, they grow 12-15″ tall and spread to 24.” I put them in the garden next to the driveway, where it can get quite hot, but they don’t seem to mind it. If anything, they seem to thrive there.IMG_7087

Continuing my vase description, hot-pink garden phlox (P. paniculata) and speedwell (Veronica spicata) provide additional pop to this eye-catching bouquet.

IMG_7084Trumpets of white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), clusters of garlic chive (Allium tuberosum) and tiny artemesia flowers (A. schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’) attempt to neutralize the warmth.

IMG_7085For filler, I’ve added winged seed heads of Yellow Lace (Patrinia gibbosa) and as an accent, I’ve used Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’).

IMG_7083The vase is a vintage English Ironstone pitcher, a family heirloom from my spouse’s mother and the Susan Lordi ‘Friendship’ statue was a gift from a friend.

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.

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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62 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Pink & Yellow

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, I love the flowers! 🌸💖🌺🌷 and Iooooove that beautiful Angel!! 💕💕💕💕

  2. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love the colours. Fabulous:)

  3. Love the arrangement, the vase and the statue – nice way to start the week. 🙂

  4. makingcamp says:

    Great color, love the balance

  5. Val Boyko says:

    A delicate capture of summers beauty!

  6. Jim in IA says:

    The color palette for the flowers is right. Here in Iowa, hikes along our trails treat us to abundant wildflowers of all kinds. Soon, they will be gone. Leaves are a bit less green and vital. The season progresses.

  7. Eliza I adore this sunny vase with so many wonderful summer flowers to cheer….and the props are perfect!

  8. ladyfi says:

    Oooo – so pretty!

  9. pbmgarden says:

    Your vase is gorgeous this week Eliza, just perfectly arranged and set. How do you keep your phlox blooming? Mine gave up long ago.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you so much! The bed doesn’t get sun until about 11:00, so that may be a factor, but being in western Mass., it is cooler here, so things take a bit longer. The deer sometimes browse the tips in spring, so that can set them back as well. I often have phlox through Sept.

  10. Laurie Graves says:

    Beautiful! Love the color combinations.

  11. Jewels says:

    Delightful, such dainty little blossoms!

  12. I really like this color combination. Purple and yellow help us focus and take note, I think.

  13. Cathy says:

    Your photos are always so clear, Eliza, and the vases just jump off the screen at you – so lovely. I have made a note of this type of zinnia to see if seed is available here as so far I have had little success with zinnias. They look so good with the phlox and yet one mightn’t think of pairing yellow with pink but it works well. Thanks for sharing such splendour on Monday!

  14. Noelle says:

    Great picture, and some unusual flowers to us in the UK. I went oooo, and I thought immediately of Lemon Sherbet.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Noelle, it does look lemony, esp. the zinnia. I loved your little blue and white arrangement today in the pewter trio. It’s a lovely set and I’m glad you clarified about the pewter – my husband has tankards that I was afraid of using, which I guess are okay to use!

  15. Heather says:

    What a cheerful array! I love the fragrance of phlox 🙂

  16. dorannrule says:

    I wish I could see all your creative arrangements in a lineup on a blog post. Each one is so beautiful and seeing them all together would be the ultimate joy.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      That’s a good idea, Dor. Maybe I’ll do an ‘end of season’ review. I know I won’t be doing ‘winter bouquets’ of sticks and evergreens, it would be too depressing for me! I’m a flower girl all the way! 🙂

  17. Gillian says:

    Now that’s what I call a beautiful vase of flowers Eliza. Absolutely stunning. You are talented!

  18. Gorgeous! So very beautiful.

  19. Kris P says:

    What a cheerful bouquet, Eliza! I smiled as soon as I opened your page and saw it. I’ve taken a note to try the Profusion series of Zinnias next year too.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. I’m glad you liked it. I popped over to your site and must say I adore your arrangement of succulents! It is beautiful and to think you can root the cuttings later – no waste! Brilliant!

  20. Robin says:

    Stunning. Again. I need more words. I think I’ve used up my quota of beautiful, gorgeous, and stunning when it comes to commenting on your arrangements. 🙂

  21. arlingwoman says:

    Beautiful colors and I like the pitcher for a vase. I’m going to be missing the fresh flowers in the late fall.

  22. mk says:

    I must admit, I looked at your lovely ironstone pitcher first. I love the look – honest and sturdy. And of course, your arrangement is (again) quite beautiful. I don’t know how you manage to come up with a different look each time. I really like that yellow & green striped grass(?) too.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Micheal. Ah, the antiquers eye spots the ironstone! 😉 Fortunately, I have enough variety that I can attempt a different vase each week. There are overlaps of course, but I try to not repeat myself. Soon enough, there won’t be anything to work with. Sad, sad!
      I think I miss the freshly-made oxygen wafting through open windows the most when the cooler weather comes. The air quality here in summer is tip-top due to all our forests. It is such a blessing!

      • mk says:

        Your summer air sounds like bliss. I can’t even say when (or if) I’ve spent month after month in fresh forest air. I envy you for that. Those weekends I spent working in Chicago in the winter with the windows shut — the stuffy air was worse than the cold.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Bliss is the perfect descriptor! Your comment makes me so much more grateful that I live here, even if I have to put up with winter! 😉

  23. Sharon says:

    Just looking at this makes me very happy. Stunning.

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