Today, I combined pink calla lilies and small dark pink and yellow mums from the grocery store with yellow shrubby cinquefoil from the yard.
I had meant to take advantage of the lilies’ long stems, but they went mushy before I could make the arrangement, so I ended up with several short pieces.
The little pitcher is from Saturday’s flea market. It has a name very lightly impressed on the bottom, which I think is Schramberg, an old pottery maker from the Baden-Württemberg state of Germany. The mark would put this piece in the mid-1800s. I really liked the purple color.
I also made an arrangement (adding a few sprigs of pink spirea) in another purple transfer ware bowl that I’ve had for several years.
To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Supermarket tulips, sweet woodruff, and some other little
weed wildflower from behind our fence, as well as golden spirea leaves from the flower bed.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She hosts this Monday theme.
Happy May Day!
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.
Right now — at midmorning in Stuttgart — it’s 59°F. Our high today is predicted to be only 69°,with all-day clouds and intermittent rain.
It’s been this way since last week, and it looks like summer will not return until next Wednesday.
But yesterday about 5:30 p.m., I caught a few minutes of sun shining through my little arrangement of miniature roses, spirea, and wild strawberries.
An hour later, it was raining.
Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I don’t have a lot of flowers, but I am enjoying some orange hawkweed, which I hope will pop up in more places in the long grass this summer and next year.
Tomorrow is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Follow Up, hosted by Pam at Digging. If grass counts as “foliage,” this is my contribution as well.
You can read more about our backyard in Stuttgart, Germany, here.
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In a field by the river
my love and I did stand. . . .
She bid me take life easy,
as the grass grows on the weirs. . .
— W. B. Yeats, from “Down by the Salley Gardens“