I wasn't sure what I was going to pair with the vivid red Ranunculus when I cut those first stems but in no time I'd gathered more than I needed.
|The red Ranunculus were supposed to be purple but I must admit they proved useful as vase material this week|
|The orange-red Freesia were supposed to be blue and, although they're messing with the color composition of 2 of my borders, they also came in handy in preparing this arrangement|
|Grevilleas and a stem of early-blooming Alstromeria added extra pizzazz|
My second vase also started out with Ranunculus and Freesia.
|I cut the first bloom of Digitalis 'Dalmatian White' in my cutting garden to give this arrangement more height|
|This is the back view but, when I reviewed my photos, I liked it better than the view I selected as the front of the arrangement|
For more vases from IaVoM contributors, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Last week I discovered a new book on flower arranging that captures my own approach, Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood. It offers recipes for monochromatic arrangements, albeit based on a wider range of floral and foliage materials than most of us are able to forage from our gardens. You can find more information about the book here if you're interested.*
|Image from Amazon.com|
*I found this book on my own and wasn't offered anything to include mention of it in my post.
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