Heavy rain today, pushing down the lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus), made them the obvious choice for this week’s vase. The purple Siberian iris (I. siberica), with its deep veining on its falls, and golden heirloom bearded iris (I. germanica, unknown cultivar) are peaking this week, offering a nice match and contrast.
The wild anemones (A. canadensis) that have colonized half the field offer pure white blossoms and attractive star-shaped foliage. Japanese variegated willow (Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’) makes a nice filler.
I bought the square cut-glass vase at a consignment shop last fall and this is the first chance I’ve had to use it. It is a size that I use frequently and I liked the floral and grass-like pattern.
You can’t really see the top two inches in the photo, but it has a criss-cross embossing with a heavily notched rim. Not that I needed another vase as I have so many, but sometimes a thing just grabs you and you simply must have it!
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.