In A Vase On Monday – Red & White

Nothing says mid-summer to me like Beebalm (Monarda didyma) and Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides). Both stands are abundant in my yard right now as we settle into July with its hot summer days.

I’ve added the last of the white foxglove (Digitalis purpurea alba) and a few pink-red daylilies (Hemerocallis no ID). Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) is a cheerful favorite of mine and a few fronds of Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) complete the arrangement.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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74 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Red & White

  1. Beautiful Eliza 🌸💕

  2. Beth says:

    Wonderful floral arrangements Eliza! Have a very good new week 🙂

  3. Anne says:

    What a delightful arrangement of flowers!

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Yet more flowers we don’t get in UK, that loosestrife is amazing!

  5. Alice Pratt says:

    What a lovely, perfect, matching combination of flowers, vase and napkin (??)!! I love the Gooseneck Loosestrife….does it have a nice scent? Last year two very tall Fleabane’s were growing here, this year: none, funny how they come and go.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alice. No notable scent to the gooseneck, good cutflower though. The fleabanes are self-sowing annuals, so look for their roundish, scalloped leaves in spring. I let them colonize the fields, but a few make it into gardens, too.

  6. I also love Fleabane, beautiful bunch this week 🌺

  7. Robin says:

    Such a cheerful arrangement, Eliza. It reminds me of fireworks. Fleabane is a favorite of mine, too. 🙂

  8. Beautiful. I think I need some loosestrife in my garden because it is lovely. 🙂 Very patriotic.

  9. Cathy says:

    Strangely I have just acquired some whote loostrife and a monarda in the last week – hope they settle in well and appear in a vase perhaps next year! The contrast f the whote and red blooms make the vase look reall fresh – thank you for sharing

  10. Eliza, that’s lovely!

  11. pbmgarden says:

    Hi Eliza. The loosestrife is gorgeous–great combination of whites accented with red flowers. (I think loosestrife is invasive here so I shall enjoy yours from afar.) My monarda is finishing up. The hummingbirds and a variety of insects love it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Susie. I’ve ripped out loosestrife many times, but I do adore its various species. Matter of fact, the flowers I used here were torn out by the roots to keep it in check. Monarda is in the field, so no ‘checking’ needed. The hummer has been doing his territorial swoop dance above it – haha!

      • pbmgarden says:

        My Monarda has taken over one entire bed. Should have planted it in a field somewhere (even though I don’t have a field myself). Love the fragrance.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        It does take over and needs its own space, lovely that it is. I almost bought some wild bergamot to raise for tea, but never ordered it (Earl Grey, which has bergamot, is my favorite). I imagine it’d be heavenly fresh.

  12. Cathy says:

    Simply beautiful. Especially the last photo. 🙂 I used Fleabane in my vase today too, and it is so lovely to feel that connection to you and your garden so many miles away Eliza!

  13. Gorgeous! So pretty and fresh with your perky vase and table cloth.

  14. Annette says:

    Adorable! Love the way the loosestrife makes it swing 🙂

  15. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A great combination as always, Eliza! I love the way the Gooseneck Loosestrife droops and points in various directions. Happy Monday!

  16. wspines says:

    I love the bouquets just beautiful. Hot and humid is coming back. I sure enjoyed the cool weather we had. No pumpkins or cukes this year, seeds both times planting. Pulling up giant jewel weed, the poor blackberries had to grow 12 feet tall to be above them! I so enjoy your gardens.

  17. One of my neighbors has some beebalm – I had no idea what it was and took a picture to ask about it, because I think it’s gorgeous. I don’t have to ask now!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is a member of the mint family, so if you plant any, put it where it can go wild. Mine is in my field and is about 20′ across – beautiful! And the hummers love it, too.

  18. Anca Tîrcă says:

    What a great combination, I will try it soon, too!

  19. Kris P says:

    It’s another lovely combination, Eliza. The Lysimachia and other white flowers cool down the overall arrangement but also let the red blooms stand out – quite the balancing act! Monarda is yet another of the plants that I’ve tried and failed to grow – *sigh*.

  20. AlisonC says:

    The loostrife is quirky but elegant too. Lovely with all the red. I’m happy to have monarda flowering, it’s never done well for me before.

  21. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful as always

  22. Oh, wow! What a stunning arrangement. I love the contrast of the combination of the monarda with the loosestrife and the tiny flowers of the fleabane just twinkle.

  23. High Summer color on a plaid tablecloth. What could be better? Um. nothing. Well done.

  24. Christy B says:

    Oh the white and red play beautifully off of one another in this bouquet, Eliza ❤

  25. Jewels says:

    Gorgeous Eliza! I love red and white together! ❤

  26. Beautiful arrangement set against the pitcher!

  27. arlingwoman says:

    I love the loosestrife. That bouquet just says summer table to me!

  28. You’ve done it again Eliza … this is an amazing arrangement … so summery!

  29. Wow, spectacular arrangement!

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