Phloral Arrangements – Monday in a Vase/Bejeweled

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday Morning Blues are non-existent when flowers start my day. The last dahlia bud of the year has opened into a spectacular disk that for some reason makes me think of ferris wheels. The pristine white of the petals is set off by the aged blooms of magenta hydrangeas, matured now into a lovely mix of chartreuse and deep maroon. Dried garlic chive umbels/branches sprayed metallic bronze give added interest. The milk glass vase, a Victorian posy holder, seems a good match for the dahlia bloom. This arrangement is part of In A Vase Monday, hosted by Rambling in the Garden.

Garlic Chive Umbels, dried perfectly on the plant.

Garlic Chives – This is a strong recommendation, a definite 10 out of 10, for this wonderful plant. The leaves are great as a garnish and taste delicious snipped into soups and salads. Even better, the starry-white flowering stalks are stunning in late summer. Left alone, they dry into strong, dried flowers. After shaking out the seeds, which I will save for next year, I sprayed the dried umbels with paint in a metallic shade. I have another project in mind for these, but that will have to wait until later in the month. If you have a chance to cultivate this plant in your garden, you won’t be disappointed.

16 thoughts on “Phloral Arrangements – Monday in a Vase/Bejeweled

  1. I will second garlic chives as a good garden allium for both flowers and used in the green. It is perennial here in the garden, and being up all winter unlike the usual chives is often used in stir fries etc. Your arrangement is very attractive, and many thanks for showing that interesting milk glass vase, a type I have never seen before.

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    1. Oh my, I bet you didn’t expect three responses from me. I was curious, and yes, they sometimes need cold, and them don’t transplant well because they have a taproot. I might gather a few of my seeds and plant them in the softer soil of the butterfly garden. If I mark it maybe I won’t pull them up thinking they are just grass/weeds. lol

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