This weekend, I made two arrangements with roses, spirea, and hydrangea — all from our yard.
I like red and pink together, but I find dark red so difficult to photograph. It just swallows all the light.
I put the yellow arrangement on the coffee table.
That orange rose is the only one that’s fragrant.
To see what other garden bloggers have put in vases today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
15 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: yellow and pink”
These are so pretty. I agree with you about photographing red but yours showed up well.
I lightened up the second photo as much as I could without turning the red roses orange and bleaching the pink ones.
Beautiful! I had no idea you had all of those plants in your yard.
I think by the time you were here in September, they had finished blooming — except for the little pink “fairy” roses.
I am such a sucker for yellow roses – yours are lovely!
I like them too, although these are just hybrid teas; the bushes aren’t very pretty. My favorite yellow rose, as a bush, is David Austen’s “Golden Celebration.” I had very good luck with it in the Washington, D.C., area.
I should look for it… thanks for the tip!
The yellow roses are especially gorgeous – reminds me how glad I am that I changed my mind about having them in my own garden!!
They’re really great to have for cutting.
Red may be difficult to photograph but you did a nice job of it. The yellow roses are lovely – my own yellow roses have produced new blooms but, unfortunately, just two of them.
My light orange or coral rose, which I’d love to have more of, is only giving me one or two blooms at a time, as well.
All that beauty and so little fragrance must be frustrating. But your garden must be lovely if you have roses.
It looks “acceptable,” but it’s mostly grass. We do have some nice pink-blooming Spirea and some Potentilla fruticosa. Most of the cut roses are coming from a little oval-shaped bed in the back that has a really nice Spirea, a nice “fairy” rose, and then a couple of sad hybrid tea roses and a sickly hydrangea. At least, they were sad and sickly last summer. In the fall, I decided to pile leaves and grass clippings (and coffee grounds) there, thinking that would put everything but the Spirea out of its misery, and then I would replant. But the hydrangea and the rose seem to like being under several inches of old leaves and grass, and they’re blooming better than before.
nothing like being able to pick flowers from your own garden.
Potted freesias and pink clusters of Dombeya in my vases this week.
(We were in Frankfurt last week)
I enjoyed Frankfurt a lot — good art museum and dim sum.