IAVOM- Iris & Campanula

flower arrangementI’ve chosen my Garden Kitty pocket vase for this week’s In a Vase on Monday arrangement, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

I’ve featured Spotted Bellflower (Campanula punctata), which is blooming profusely right now in a bed of Siberian Iris with this possible Japanese (Iris ensata x siberica) cross that I bought at a roadside stand. It has a unique look to it.

I’ve also added Beardstongue (Penstemon Digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’) and some small blooms of Creeping Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as a filler. A collar of chartreuse Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ leaves finishes the vase.

Click the link above to see what other gardeners are featuring this week from their gardens.

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72 Responses to IAVOM- Iris & Campanula

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I would not be able to identify any of it! But the cat keeps catching my eye…..

  2. tonytomeo says:

    Goodness. It will be Monday in an hour and a half. Well, I will not wait up to see the rest of the flowers. I will see them tomorrow.
    Your creeping thyme is pretty cool. I would not have thought of it as a cut flower. It does not get as big here of course.

  3. What a delight! The vase is a gem and the flowers look like Mrs Tabitha Twitchit has fashioned herself a new hat for taking tea with friends.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    That is an interesting iris and the Campanula is lovely.

  5. Ah that’s very sweet. Love the campanula

  6. The vase really is great. Campanula makes me shiver in fear…

  7. dawnbirdau says:

    Delightful! Love the vase. Your garden must be wonderful!

  8. Cindy says:

    That vase..💜

  9. Robin says:

    Another beautiful arrangement. I love the vase, too. You’ve created a lovely hat for the kitty. 🙂

  10. Alice says:

    Perfect combination of flowers and Kitty-hiding-in-the-garden vase.

  11. Joanna says:

    Oh that kitty vase is soooo cute! ❤ I really like your Spotted Bellflower too…don't think I've ever seen it before!

  12. Nature is in full bloom these days and it is so refreshing to see all of the colours and greens after our long winter. Nice bouquet (as usual!). (Suzanne)

  13. Yes, the cat caught my eye, too. Wonderful vase, lovely arrangement.

  14. Very pretty Eliza. I love your campanula – it is so unique. I’ve never tried to grown them here as I thought they were fussy plants. You’ve inspired me to maybe give them a try.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cindy. Those campanula are stoloniferous, and can be borderline invasive, but certainly easy to control. Every few years I curb it, but this year it has spread quite far and looks rather nice.

  15. Jewels says:

    This arrangement is the cat’s meow, Eliza! 😉 Lovely, as always… ❤

  16. Love the kitty, but my real favorite is the Huechera. Not sure I have ever seen any Campanula, cool!

  17. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love the colour of that Campanula punctata and what a cute little vase. Just lovely combinations as always.

  18. Kris P says:

    I always love that vase when I see it – the cat has a look that says “what’s she getting up to now?” I wish I could grow Campanula with larger flowers like that one.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      🙂 Thanks, Kris. It does have a whimsical quality to it. I used to have a cat that would pop up and surprise me in the garden from time to time. Always a sweet surprise.

  19. Pretty flowers, and extremely cute vase. Perfect combination. 🙂

  20. arlingwoman says:

    What a beautiful loose little bouquet! I like the campanulas a lot and that iris is quite striking. The vase is perfect, with what looks like nasturtium leaves echoing those of your collar.

  21. Widdershins says:

    This has quite the Beatrix Potter feel to it. 🙂

  22. Adele Brand says:

    Another lovely arrangement. The vase is nice too! That kitty looks full of mischief.

  23. Beautiful. I need to grow that campanula, it is so lovely. Plus the vase is cute!

  24. Lovely arrangement and fabulous vase!🙂

  25. Wonderful combination of shapes and colours in a remarkable vase!

  26. Cathy says:

    Your pocket vase is so sweet Eliza! Gorgeous Campanula and I love the lime green Heuchera too. 🙂

  27. Indie says:

    Very pretty! Love the vase – it is so cute and whimsical!

  28. AmyRose🌹 says:

    What an adorable cat vase you have, Eliza. And those flowers …. my digitalis did not do well this year for some reason. Only a few flowers popped. LOVED your arrangement …. it’s just so eye-catching and unusual. What fun putting it together!! 🤗

  29. Athira says:

    Pretty One Eliza..Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Robert says:

    I love the vase!

  31. Nicely done! Love the vase and I’ve been finding Beard’s Tongue in the wild here lately

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