Things are pretty peaceful here on our quiet, seven-and-a-half acres, but this week I was ‘seeing red’ as my large patch of red bee balm (Monarda didyma), which is about 12′ in diameter out in the field, has come into glorious bloom, along with red sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) shouting loudly from the main garden. (Although not represented here, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ has begun to bloom there, too.)
I’ve made two vases, one large and one small, and kept them both simple. A red bud vase, in which I once received a single red rose from a beau in the 70s (so romantic to a young heart), holds the sweet peas.
For the larger arrangement, I used a round Moroccan terra-cotta vase with a cobalt glaze, edged with silver trim around the top and bottom.
Besides the bee balm, I’ve added a few white Hosta blossoms, Christmas fern fronds (Polystichum acrostichoides) and stems of fleabane (Erigeron annuus) as filler.
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.