Since today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., I thought I would do a red, white and blue arrangement to commemorate the day. The last Monday in May is set aside to honor those who died in military service, with people placing flowers on the graves of the fallen, attending parades and speeches as part of the ceremony.
I used red Azalea blooms (no ID) that were planted here when we bought the house nearly 30 years ago, blue Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum) and white Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’) and two types of white Narcissi (N. ‘Cheerfulness’ and ‘Pueblo’).
I’m linking to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s meme, In A Vase On Monday. Click the link to see what other gardeners the world over have arranged this week.
A beautifully patriotic arrangement: relaxed and peaceful; a pleasure to look at.
Thank you very much, Anne.
Really well thought through and meaningful for your Memorial Day.
Thank you, Dorris.
Looks like a basket of flowers, with the bleeding heart forming the handle. Perfect for the day.
Thank you very much, Chris. I like that!
Just perfect for Memorial Day! I have a little Alba bleeding hearts plant with not enough flowers for an arrangement, but if it gets any bigger …
Thank you, Hien. Yours will grow large eventually. Mine are nearly 3′ tall and equally wide. Compost helps. 😉
Eliza, you have such an artistic touch for which flowers and vases go together! Stunning. I ❤️ The etched ferns. Peaceful day to all.
Thank you kindly, Alice!
I love how you displayed the bleeding hearts in your first photo. Beautiful creativity for today’s holiday, Eliza!
Thank you, Donna!
This is so lovely, Eliza! Seriously, every arrangement you put your hand to is truly magnificent! You really have the touch! 😍
Aw, shucks, thanks a bunch, Julie! Much appreciated! ❤
Stunning! What a beautiful memorium!
Thank you very much, Kathy!
Beautiful colours and very fitting.
Thanks much, Alison!
Another wonderful arrangement for this special day. Thanks, Eliza!
Thank you, Sandy!
Oh, gosh! You outdid yourself. Elegant as well as patriotic.
🙂 Thanks, Laurie!
Beautifully done, Eliza! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a red-flowered azelea (but then these days we don’t see a lot of azaleas locally). Have a great holiday.
Thank you, Kris. Red isn’t a common color of azalea around here either. Most are the lurid PJM azaleas that bloom along with the forsythia in April. Not much goes with fire engine red in the garden so it often clashes with its neighbors, but the bloom period is short. Makes a longlasting cut flower, however.
Love it – can’t believe how late your Azaleas and Daffs are.Those look like Mother’s Day Azaleas to me. Beautiful.
Thank you, Amelia. This was a cool spring, so blooms may be a week later than usual.
Maybe it really is a mother’s day azalea!
Beautiful arrangement Eliza
Thank you, Karina!
An perfect tribute to the holiday, Eliza. Love the colors. 🇺🇸
Thank you very much, Jane.
Loveliness Eliza! My sweet peas are blooming!
Thank you, Cindy. Enjoy your delightful sweet peas… mine are about 4″ tall, but growing at last!
Perfect in so many ways!
Thank you, Judy!
A beautiful arrangement Eliza. Those colours are just right. 🙂
Thankk you, Cathy!
Just beautiful and clever to use red white and blue today! I wish I’d thought of that, but then I’m not sure I’ve got any whites in the gardens just now. 😉
Thanks, Joanna! The red azalea put me in mind for the RWB theme.
Ah, here in the UK it is just the late spring Bank Holiday. Your red, white and blue arrangement is so appropriate for the US Memorial Day and what an interesting combination you have put together. The white lamprocapnos is so pretty, and the etched vase is intriguing
Thank you, Cathy.
Amazing Memorial Day bouquets ! I hope your weekend was a good one, and that your new week is amazing ❤
Thank you so much, Maria!
Thank you, Fi!
Sp pretty Eliza and patriotic. It’s not always easy to make a red, white, and blue bouquet, but yours is stunning.
I hope you had a lovely weekend and with this hot and humid weather here in Ohio, it feels more like the 4th of July. Hope it’s cooler in New England.
Thank you, Cindy. It has been a cooler than normal spring, which has been great for gardening. 🙂
It makes for an interesting combination of flowers and colours perhaps not often used together.
True… thank you, Carol.
Such a pretty bunch and meaningful too. You are so good at flower arrangements!
Thank you very much, Dawn! 🙂
WOW … I really LOVE this arrangement. Adding this to my favorites!
Thank you so much!
Stunning arrangement, Eliza! Out of curiosity how long did it take you to arrange these flowers? You have such a great eye! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Thank you so much, Amy. For this arrangement, I actually put it together as I harvested, then plonked it in a vase, all in the space of a few minutes. The most time was spent walking through the yard. 😉
I think you outdo yourself with every arrangement, Eliza. This is so beautiful. (As usual, I need new words! I think I must write that every time.)
Thank you very much, Robin. I’m flattered. 🙂
I have a similar issue with superlatives… gorgeous, beautiful, spectacular, lovely… maybe we need to invent new words… fantabulous?? 😉
Good idea. 🙂
so pretty. always remember
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