In A Vase on Monday – Red

Zinnia, Snapdragon flower arrangement

These flowers were picked on our CSA farm as part of our weekly harvest share. I love the bold red Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), yellow Statice (Limonium sinuatum) and the bicolor Zinnia (Z. elegans ‘Aztec’) that picks up the other two colors.

Monarda flower arrangementAlthough my red Beebalm (Monarda didyma) is just about finished, I picked a few remaining late blooms to put into a red bud vase along with Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) and Queen Ann’s Lace (Daucus carota). A few sprigs of Oregano flowers (Origanum vulgareand red-tipped foliage of Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) finishes the arrangement.

In A Vase on Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click the link to see arrangements made by other gardeners around the world.

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92 Responses to In A Vase on Monday – Red

  1. Vicki says:

    Gorgeous (and makes a very attractive image having your armchair in the background complimenting the colours too) 🙂

  2. Joanne says:

    Beautiful arrangements as always, Eliza!
    Snapdragons in particular are one of my favourites in a vase. 🙂

  3. Sheree says:

    Superb display

  4. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful vases Eliza, I especially love the snapdragons too 💛

  5. jenanita01 says:

    More stunning collections, Eliza… I love snapdragons!

  6. maryjane678 says:

    Lovely bold colour scheme. Makes me think of Autumn. We are seeing the berries in the hedgerows now, a time of plenty. Could do with some autumn weather too – way too hot here!

  7. Anne says:

    Those bicoloured zinnias are pretty – I have not seen any here. I am not sure why, but our local supermarket only has vegetable seeds for sale at the moment – not a flower seed to be seen. I must pay our nursery a visit to see if I can find some similar to these.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I find this variety is tougher and more compact than the common Z. elegans. While I grow both, I really like the ease of Z. angustifolia. Hope you can find them.

  8. sangita2020 says:

    Such a lovely arrangement with the red hues.

  9. Perfect bouquet for Monday morning! Happy Monday and new week, Eliza! 🙂 xoxo

  10. susurrus says:

    I thought the same as Vicki – the background pattern works so beautifully with the flowers. The zinnia has a lovely, antique character.

  11. My neighbour is growing those Zinnias this year – they’re so spectacular en masse! Love your bee balm and loosestrife – two of my faves.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Chris! I’m thinking of getting a packet of Aztec for next year. Although, it might be interesting to collect seed from the farm and see what grows. 🙂

  12. Bright cheering bursts!

  13. AmyRose🌹 says:

    The reds are stunning, Eliza, and I love the way you arranged the reds with yellows and whites. Just gorgeous!! xo

  14. I love the reds and especially the Queen Ann’s Lace, as it does not grow here.

  15. Beautiful reds. It is such a nice period for flowers…(Suzanne)

  16. Love these reds! I’ve never seen a bicolor zinnia— pretty!

  17. Cathy says:

    I am surprised how beautifully those two colours go Eliza, and I really like the lemony statice – I have never seen one that colour before! The Bee balm is pretty, especially in this striking shade. Maybe I will try growing it again one day. 😃

  18. sandyjwhite says:

    Love the red and yellow together!

  19. Love your ‘reds’, Eliza, my favorite color!

  20. Kris P says:

    Both arrangements are great but I LOVE the first one. That Zinnia makes the arrangement for me. In the past I’ve tended to steer clear of strong red flowers but I’ve found myself attracted to them more and more with each passing year working in my current garden. I was almost shocked to realize that I’d somehow ordered tubers of 4 red-learning dahlias this year.

  21. pbmgarden says:

    Especially love the zinnias. Beautiful little arrangement.

  22. Cathy says:

    What is a CSA farm please, Eliza? I love your first vase and the way the bicoloured zinnia reflects the red antirrhinum and the yellow statice (must look out for the latter for next year). The monarda in your second vase looks stunning too!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. CSA stands for Community Sustained Agriculture. One pays the farm an annual fee to get a share in the harvest. It is steady, guaranteed income for them and the risk is assumed by all. Ours is horse-powered, all-organic and I’m thrilled they are located only a couple miles away. Lovely people, too.

      • Cathy says:

        What an exciting concept! So what harvest would you expect over the year?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        The season runs from June 1 to Nov 1. Harvests are picked and washed for us to choose what we want (we have two bag sizes, reg. or large, to fill). It starts slowly with spring greens, scallions and radishes and moves through to lettuce, herbs, mesclun, summer squash, beans, tomatoes before finishing with winter squash, potatoes, beets, onions, garlic and my favorite- frosted kale and parsnips. There are certain crops like beans, berries and flowers that are U-pick in the fields.
        The social aspect is a big part of it too as most folks are isolating now, so even masked, it is good to see folks.

      • Cathy says:

        That is such a brilliant scheme – is it common in your part if the US? And would it he intrusive to ask what sort of price people would pay for their share?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Yes, it is pretty common in our area since starting about 15 years ago. Many more small farms are doing it as a way to help them stay in business. I’ve heard of flower shares, herbs– fresh and dried teas, medicinals and even dairy farms with milk and cheese. I love supporting our local farms – not only is it fresher, keeps $ in the community, but has a more sustainable carbon footprint.
        Our share costs about $USD25/week (paid up front in spring) with a larger share available costing 30% more.
        A idea that works well for everyone.

      • Cathy says:

        That’s so interesting, Eliza – thanks for taking the time to explain it for me

  23. Jane Lurie says:

    Bold and beautiful, Eliza. Love those reds and yellows together. You have such a great eye. 🙂

  24. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love those bright reds, so striking

  25. pastpeter says:

    Great color choices, Eliza!

  26. Beautiful arrangements Eliza! Brightened my day!

  27. Love those colors together. A very beautiful arrangement Eliza. I have never seen a Zinnia in those shades, lovely.

  28. Lovely vibrant reds Eliza, I’ll bet these arrangements really draw the eye.

  29. Love the colors and, of course, the vases are as pretty as the flowers. 🙂

  30. I always enjoy seeing the vases you choose to complement your beautiful arrangements.

  31. tonytomeo says:

    Exemplary snaps! The zinnias look like marigolds.

  32. naturebackin says:

    Lovely – the blue vase works so well with the first arrangement and the colours of the flowers complement each other and they pick up on the colour of the furniture fabric so beautifully as others have also mentioned.

  33. Loved how you composed the flowers and shot in the main photo!🙂 The reds are stunning and zinnias are a favorite.🙂

  34. The flowers and your always lovely arrangement are the attention getters here and rightly so. But as a furniture guy I couldn’t help but notice the nice chair fabric in the background of the first picture. 🙂

  35. Love the Beebalm vase and the red snaps..seems so late for Snaps to me, cool season annual here. Funny everyone loves your chair fabric!

  36. rajkkhoja says:

    Wonderful garden. Amazing Flowers.

  37. Alice says:

    The ‘CSA’ bouquet is lovely, as is your Beebalm vase. (Late response…no email access since Sunday pm, had to reset catching up)

  38. Maria says:

    I like the harmonious backgrounds, the Zinnias are gorgeous.

  39. Gorgeous! Love the doily and vintage looking fabric in the first arrangement photo. Love those zinnias too!

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