In A Vase On Monday – New Vase

This week my sister sent me a fluted Lenox glass vase in the most beautiful shade of amethyst.  I’ve filled it in complimentary colors with the tallest flowers I currently have blooming.

Lavender Heart-leaved Asters (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) and spikes of Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) offset Dahlia ‘Voodoo,’ which is flowering abundantly.

Fluffy white and pink Phlox (P. paniculata), light and dark pink Cosmos ‘Sensation’ and ‘Lemon Queen’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) add a bit of contrast. Arching heads of Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) and green blades of Iris ensata finish 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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106 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – New Vase

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely and what a nice sister!

  2. Just beautiful! Such a lovely collection of vases you have also Eliza 🌺🌸💕

  3. naturebackin says:

    I love the addition of the arching grasses and slender leaves.

  4. The vase is very handsome and the complimentary color scheme sings out ‘fabulous’! Love the tall shape of the arrangement and how it balances the overall look. Hope you’ll publish a book with a collection of all your floral designs from your bounteous country garden?

  5. Alice Pratt says:

    Did your sister tell you she was sending you a package and what it was, or was it a total surprise? Surprises are extra fun, I think! It’s a beautiful vase! The bouquet and vase look so ‘royal.’

  6. A handsome vase indeed, such a thoughtful gift. I love how your bouquet combines fullness and delicacy, with a bit of Voodoo to anchor the arrangement. 🙂

  7. Gracefully Global says:

    Really striking, Eliza. I just love how vivid the colors are. The vase was such a good choice with these flowers.

  8. jenanita01 says:

    I am deeply envious of the number of flowers you have in your garden. After the latest downpour, all I have left are a few waterlogged roses!

  9. Christina says:

    You’ve chosen the perfect flowers for your lovely new vase – which is gorgeous!

  10. spanishwoods says:

    The color of that beautiful vase with the color of these flowers! Stunning.

  11. Victo Dolore says:

    That really is incredibly beautiful. 🙂

  12. pbmgarden says:

    Magnificent vase and you filled it with beauties.

  13. Joanna says:

    Beautiful, as always! 🙂 The vase is wonderful and you found the perfect flowers for it!

  14. Kina says:

    The arrangement is stunning!! How I envy your talent!

  15. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love the vase, love the flowers!

  16. Cathy says:

    Oh wow! What a lovely vase you have borrowed from your sister…does it have to go back…?! 😉 The colour and shape really enhance the blooms and the fluted sides must have made arranging a doddle. Thanks for sharing

  17. Gorgeous, a vase like that is a happy occasion to celebrate with flowers! Do I see a touch of fall in the background?

  18. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A gorgeous vase and equally fabulous arrangement! Your garden is certainly full of beautiful blooms!

  19. Kathy Sturr says:

    W.O.W. don’t you love sisters? and flowers? Simply stunning Eliza!

  20. ladyfi says:

    Lovely vase and flower arrangement.

  21. That is one nice vase and an even nicer sister!

  22. Jim R says:

    Your choices in the color palette were excellent.

  23. Anca Tîrcă says:

    The colour of the new vase goes so well with the bouquet you have arranged today!Have a great week, Eliza!

  24. Beautiful arrangement and vase and I loved the Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ flowers!

  25. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful vase – you certainly picked the right colours to fill it. I love the Phlox and the cosmos with the stunning dark dahlia, and your asters are so pretty! I remember them from last year. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. I gave the asters the Chelsea chop and they have responded delightfully. I doubt they will flop this year. How did your experimental chop turn out?

      • Cathy says:

        The chopped part of my clump of asters has almost caught up with the others! Will see how they cope when the flowers open in October!

  26. AlisonC says:

    Gorgeous, I love a big vase stuffed full. The vase is so pretty too and you’ve chosen beautiful shades to go in it.

  27. Kris P says:

    Your sister has excellent taste, Eliza! I always have problems filling tall vases as I seem to have few long-stemmed flowers (except for summer sunflowers) but you’ve had no difficulty at all. Your asters are glorious. My own are badly singed by our recent heatwave.

  28. Your sister picked out a gorgeous vase. I love the color and you filled it beautifully! Love the contrasting colors.

  29. A regal vase offset by a very pretty arrangement.

  30. Widdershins says:

    Perfect match. 🙂

  31. Robin says:

    What a beautiful vase! And your gorgeous arrangement compliments it perfectly. 🙂

  32. Jewels says:

    The flowers are beautiful of course, but it’s that vase I really LOVE this time! ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      🙂 Thank you, Julie. Is purple your favorite color?
      I was thinking of you this weekend…my first Heavenly Blue morning glory blossomed. And as there are scads of buds, I’ll be set until first frost, which I hope is weeks and weeks away!

  33. Chloris says:

    Gorgeous colours Eliza and they look fabulous in that lovely vase.

  34. Kim says:

    I really like your gorgeous looking vase!!! You choose such a beautiful flowers.Thanks for sharing:)

  35. The flowers are lovely, but that vase – oh that vase. Gorgeous. 🙂

  36. What a beautiful vase, Eliza. You have SUCH an eye for balance and proportion. The flowers you have chosen are wild and varied in contrast to the demureness of the vase, and yet the whole thing is quite restrained. I am sure your sister will be thrilled with the good use you’ve put her vase to.

  37. Brian Skeys says:

    A lovely frothy arrangement, I do like the vase, your sister has good taste.

  38. rickii says:

    fabulous vase and you managed to do it justice

  39. MK says:

    A delicious vase, and a fabulous arrangement. Your sister & you have done each other proud.

  40. The flowers and vase were meant for each other- gorgeous!

  41. Beautiful color combinations Eliza…..I love the collection of flowers.

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