floral arrangementWhite ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea provides the basis of this week’s In a Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

Daylilies and Black-eyed SusansWhile Annebelle’s large flower clusters average a foot across and don’t fit easily into most vases, I was inspired to use a few smaller heads as an anchor for orange Daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) and cheery Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta). A few airy, grass-seed heads were added for vertical accent.

While the daylilies will fade by the end of the day, I’ll add something new tomorrow. It’s a perpetually evolving arrangement!

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73 Responses to IAVOM-Stuffed

  1. SW says:

    Eliza your flowers are always so beautiful and your arrangements are just inspiring! I love this combination and the colors together are just wonderful!

  2. Anne says:

    A beautifully bright arrangement.

  3. Karen Lang says:

    My favorite colors 🍁🌼

  4. What a great idea to use the hydrangeas in this way. The textures go so well together.

  5. jenanita01 says:

    I love to see your flower displays, especially now my garden is turning wilder and greener by the day!

  6. Vicki says:

    I’m not normally a fan of yellow flowers, but your arrangement this week is stunning. Love the strong contrasts of flower size, shape & colour 🙂 Shame about the daylilies fading, but that gives you an excuse for reinventing the arrangement all anew.

  7. Irene says:

    Such a pretty combination of colorful flowers. 😊

  8. You could have picked those right here in my yard, but I don’t have that pretty vase. Beautiful! 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Judy. The former owner planted lots of day lilies along our driveway, so I feel compelled to use them in vases even though they don’t last. They are so striking a flower.

  9. Delicate, frothy and colourful – an uplifting arrangement Eliza.

  10. Stuffed is right—with beauty.

  11. sandyjwhite says:

    The white really sets off those warm colors, Eliza. Lovely!

  12. Alice says:

    White clouds & bright flowers.

  13. Cathy says:

    I really like the idea of using Annabelle as a base for other blooms – most effective! Thnks for sharing. Eliza

  14. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful vase Eliza, love these colours! xxx

  15. Kris P says:

    Those fluffy Hydrangea flowers are wonderful. I love the idea of a perpetually evolving arrangement.

  16. Jen says:

    Lovely as all of them, and I like the square vase! The deer have feasted on all our daylilles. 😉

  17. Another beautiful arrangement and enjoyed the combination of the lovely Annabelle blooms surrounding the other flowers!

  18. pastpeter says:

    Lovely composition, Eliza! It is a shame daylilies don’t do better when cut- they always look so promising in the garden! Hope it’s cooling in MA – we have had 96-98deg with 74deg dew points over the weekend. Very uncomfortable! Power outages didn’t help! Today is a pleasant 85deg!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Peter! Sometimes if a pick a stem with multiple buds, I’ll get a few more days out of them.
      Yes, this weekend was rather trying. We lost power briefly, but it was doable. Our temp is now 66 – what a contrast!

  19. AlisonC says:

    What a good idea. I like the idea of an evolving vase and the yellow and white contrast beautifully.

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love those vibrant orange colours

  21. So lovely! Bursting with colour and shape.

  22. Love it, Eliza and an evolving vase is very appealing. No Daylilies here and my supposedly Florida native Black Eyed Susans rolled over and died in June. So weird, and thank you as I love seeing yours and the fluffy Hydrangeas. Happy Monday.

  23. Beautiful combination, Eliza, and the perfect vase. I rarely cut flowers from my garden but Annabelle begs to send a few of her voluptuous heads into my wide rectangular vase throughout July.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Lynn. I love bringing flowers in to admire up close, to brighten the room and cheer me when I’m not outside.
      When A’s bracts harden and turn green, I like to dry some heads for winter use. The trick to catch them at that perfect stage before they turn brown.

  24. tonytomeo says:

    The daylilies and black-eyed Susan look like they are suspended in meringue.

  25. ladyfi says:

    What a gorgeous arrangement.

  26. Delightful. Love the contrast of white froth and glorious orange and yellow petals.

  27. Jewels says:

    Beautiful, as always! ❤🌻

  28. Treah Pichette says:

    Beautiful! I especially like the width of the vase. It balances the large flowers perfectly.

  29. Robin says:

    I love your flower arrangements. They are so artfully beautiful, almost as if they arranged themselves according to nature’s scheme. We have a similar hydrangea (might be the same but I’m never sure in my ID of plants and flowers).

  30. Such beautiful cut flowers 🙂

  31. Mel says:

    These are just stunning!

  32. Love the Hydrangea!

  33. So, so pretty Eliza! I never think to put white flowers in with the yellows and oranges, but it sure does make them pop. Very nice bouquet.

  34. This one is really different and fun … LOVE it!

  35. sangita2020 says:

    Beautiful arrangement

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