With all of the autumnal, burnished tones cropping up out there, I’m kind of going against the grain with this bouquet. The Anemone ‘Honorine De Jobert’ has been blooming for quite a while and I didn’t want to miss out on featuring it in a vase. After cutting a few stems of that, I decided to add a few white Cosmos to fill in. Some are the straight singles and others are the seashell form. The striped blades of Miscanthus ?, a few stems of Chasmanthium latifolium, Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’ and Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ are held in place in an oval clear glass vase by river rocks.
One of my favorite features of the anemone is the little balls that are left behind as the petals fall.
I needed a plain background to set off the delicacy of this arrangement, making it difficult to get far enough away to include the whole thing in the picture frame. This was the best I could do. Once again, I am joining Cathy at (Rambling in the Garden) for her weekly In a Vase on Monday meme. Why not join in and let your inner floral designer shine?
Wild and free, elegant and grounded by the pebbles – a mini eco-system in itself – beautiful
What a nice description. Thanks, Sandra.
The light, fresh and airiness of this arrangement is just perfect.
Glad you like it, Susie.
Oh, I do like this one! I’m picturing it on my corner table. Very fresh and crisp.
It has me in a flurry to clean house to make a place for it.
*Sigh* Japanese anemones…
Is that sigh one of regret because your climate is unfriendly to them? They multiply rapidly here and I would happily send you a start.
Springtime freshness in late September, you know I’m lovin that!
And maybe some of the weather to go with it. You gotta be lovin that even more.
This arrangement looks more like light-hearted spring than autumn, it makes me want to dash into the garden and fill a vase with white and pale green (but there isn’t any of that so it may have to be silver, this is one of my favourite vases this week, I love it!
You’re right: it has an out-of-season feeling.
An oval vase – that’s so unusual! I really like the subtle palette of this rickii, and your inclusion of the spent (anemone?) flower heads too. The stripey grass was a great link between the whites and the greens as well. Thanks for sharing.
This oval vase was as close as I could come to that fab rectangular base Christina has used the last two weeks. I’m going to be on the hunt for one of those.
Simply lovely – elegant too. I missed using my anemones this year – that white one is very pretty!
Welcome, Cathy. I’ve noticed you in others’ comments and kept meaning to check out your blog. Now I definitely will do so.
I like the green and white; so fresh and clean in this season of warm colors and autumn decay.
It did seem a bit counter-intuitive.
I love ‘Honorine Jobert’. I used to have some but she abandoned me. Those gleaming white flowers with the gold centers look so good surrounded by autumn colors.
Sorry she jilted you. Usually the complaint is that she is a little too friendly.
Gorgeous in it’s simplicity and delicacy 🙂
Aren’t you sweet!
Ooh, Sea Oats and Japanese Anemone, a match made in heaven!
Made in heaven, executed on Delusional Drive.