We have just returned from a grand weekend with my daughter and her family in South Carolina. What could beat a weekend with jazz, great food, a trip to the mountains (more about that later), and a visit to a world class brewery? I must say that it is fun to double date with your daughter.
We returned home to find a good deal of color in the garden, much of which has made itself into this week’s Monday vase…actually there is enough for three.
The color in the large cobalt blue vase is from Loropetalum rubra, hellebores, and ‘Debutante’ Camellia japonica. Added to the arrangement is greenery from ‘Winter Gem’ boxwood and Berckmann’s arborvitae. A closer look at the arborvitae (below) will show its tiny creamy flowers that will become lovely seed capsules in late summer.
Other colorful plants are opening now, and my Arranger couldn’t resist putting them into two small vases to add to the party…one with the first blossoms of Camellia japonica ‘Governor Mouton,’ and another with Muscari armeniacum.
The small prop is an incense container from a Japanese Tea Ceremony set.
This grand idea of sharing what’s showing in our gardens each Monday is the creation of Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Please visit her site and see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this day.