Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden, is celebrating the 6th anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme where gardeners showcase a weekly vase from their gardens. This week she has requested that we make a miniature (six inches or less) arrangement. It’s a good thing, as there is very little left in my garden to show after wind, rain, a dusting of snow and below freezing temperatures were what we’ve experienced in the past week.
I was able to scrounge a few blossoms of Heartsease (Viola tricolor), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) tucked into a few pieces of Sage (Salvia officinalis).
A second vase, while not a miniature, celebrates November in my yard.I spied a stem of Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) showing red/burgundy that the frost had not turned brown. To that I added a stem of ‘Husker’s Red’ Penstemon, a sprig of Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) and a Black-eyed Susan bloom (Rudbeckia hirta) filched from last week’s arrangement.
A couple of dried Hosta seed heads, backed by a stem of evergreen Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) finishes the arrangement.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting over 300 weeks of arrangements– whew! A very addictive meme it is! To see more, click the link above.