I didn't think about a theme or props this week but simply wandered outside to see what might like to be thrown into a vase (or bowl in this case.) Since it was clear that it would be a foliage arrangement, this Russian crystal bowl was chosen. Honestly, it wasn't because it was already sitting on the counter having just been used for our just after twelfth night party on Saturday.
I'd had my eye on the golden leaves of Choisya ternata 'Sundance' for today's arrangement as their bright golden color is especially cheery at this time of the year and the bush will need to be drastically cut back in a few months. A few small conifer branches blew down from a tree behind the my school and looked so sweet that I wanted to include them . Together they didn't do much so I grabbed a pot of black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens')
To tie the arrangement to the bowl, some twigs of red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) The weather and light were so nice that I took the arrangement outside to photograph it and didn't realize until posting this that the plants in the background make it difficult to see where the arrangement stops. Oops.
Happy Monday all! What have you put in a vase today? Why not share it with everyone?