I missed creating a vase from my garden last Monday, but I’ve recovered from my despondency over the demise of much of my garden, so today I roused myself to see what I could come up with this week. I was pleasantly surprised that there was still an ample supply with which to create my arrangement.
Dead nettle (Lamium maculatum) and Johnny-jump-ups (Viola tricolor) are still green and blooming. I was pleased to discover a late bloom of seventh son tree (Heptacodium miconioides), with its usually pure white, fragrant blooms tinged pink from the frost.
I was next drawn to the burgundy and yellow foliage of my bridalwreath (Spiraea × vanhouttei). I love the way the interior of the bush is golden yellow, graduating out to green then maroon at the tips. The twigs are a deep chocolate brown, providing a beautiful contrast. It looks as if it is lit from within.
Lastly, gray-green garden sage (Salvia officinalis), which is tough, frost-hardy and nearly evergreen, completed the selection.
Many 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.