This week’s arrangement uses a teapot I picked up at the Free Table at our transfer station, where all manner of goods find new owners and avoid going to the landfill. It is a great resource for the community and I often find clay pots and other ‘treasures’ there.
To assist in arranging, I used a vintage Beagle Vogue frog from the mid-1950s that came from my mother-in-law’s collection.
Picking up on the colors of pink and red roses on the pot, I chose similar flowers from my garden.
Dark and light pink cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), bright pink zinnia (Z. elegans), pink and white phlox (P. paniculata), white cleome (C. hassleriana) and button yarrow (Achillea ptarmica ‘The Pearl’). Red coreopsis (Cosmos atrosanguineus ‘Chocolate’) and red, pink and lavender sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) complete the picture.
Greens are Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), lacy, heart-leaved aster sprigs (Symphyotrichum
cordifolium) and budded goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), all of which are adopted from the wild and welcome in my gardens.
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.