Finding things to include In a Vase on Monday is a problem on this first day of December. Very few flowers in my garden are real cold winter bloomers; I have to rely on the annuals…pansies and violas…for flowers and then gather foliage to fill in the gaps. Nonetheless, I am pleased to continue to make this weekly offering, with thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her initiative in creating this meme, now in its second year.
Surrounding a dash of yellow from a pair of pansies is one of the last leaves from an oak leaf hydrangea and foliage from Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike’ and Ajuga reptans ‘Mahogany.’ The vase is one of several blue and white ones that my Arranger very graciously allows me use from time to time.
I am grateful once again for the creative assistance of my Arranger, who this time suggested that we turn the lacquer tray over to show the red bottom as the base for the arrangement. I suspect we may see it again.
Please visit In a Vase on Monday to follow Cathy’s delightful postings at Rambling in the Garden.