When I went for A Walk in the Garden this morning, I witnessed the results of an overnight frost. Many of the flowers that were blooming yesterday are now mushy and turning brown. That left me with limited options for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
The centerpiece of the arrangement is the white iris ‘Immortality,’ which is one of several reblooming iris that are still putting up flowering scapes and buds. ‘Immortality’ bloomed in the spring, repeated in small numbers in August, and is making yet another appearance in November. A few ‘Our Linda’ Camellia japonica and Encore azaleas survived at the innermost parts of their plants. The outer blooms were damaged by the frost.
The small vase holds some of our initial plantings of violas and a camellia.
I did discover the first blossom of camellia ‘Debutante’ and put it in a silver bud vase to add to the vases this week. I purchsed this Camellia japonica at the Biltmore Estate garden several years ago, and it has done well here.
I continue to be grateful to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for creating this meme, as it keeps me excited about the garden year round…even after our first damaging frost. Please visit Cathy and see what she and others are including in their vases this week.