In A Vase On Monday-Monochrome Flowers


“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change”  ~Buddha 



I decided this week to go monochrome with my vase; using just one color.  There are so many flowers of pink or yellow that it won’t be hard to choose.  And I have been playing with another monochrome recently, black and white.  Even with all the color in the garden, we were challenged to use black and white in the photography challenge I have been participating in.  You can see those monochrome photos on my new blog’s latest post.DSCN3279

I thought I would combine both black and white monochrome with yellow monochrome flowers for this week’s vase.  I am linking with Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her meme, In a Vase on Monday, and Today’s Flowers hosted by Denise@An English Girl Rambles.   And since I am including some collages, I am also linking this post to Judith@Lavender Cottage who is now hosting Mosaic Monday






I chose yellow as it is a perfect summer color for a vase.  Yellow signifies sunshine, happiness, optimism, creativity and warmth.  And bright yellow seems to capture my attention more than any other color especially in early spring and this time of year.



So what flowers did I choose?  I chose 2 kinds of goldenrod as a filler.  And then I chose all sorts of rudbeckia.  Top left there were little ones, Rudbeckia fulgida varfulgida.  Next are Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’.  Bottom left are the tall Rudbeckia lacinata ‘Autumn Sun’.  Then there are several varieties of rudbeckia that have seeded themselves….unfortunately I have no idea what is what anymore.  Last I added a good dependable flower, Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ which is everywhere in the garden.

‘Goldsturm’ is also pictured at the top of the post wet with dew and almost orange in the very early morning sunlight.


So let’s look at my monochrome arrangement full of yellow blooms.  I used a large glass vase as I wanted to really pack as many yellow blooms in as I could.



I love the vase in the morning light turning these even more golden.  You can see I left the tall rudbeckias in the center and dotted the rest of the arrangement with the other yellow flowers.





Several views of the vase both inside and outside in lots of different light.  The yellow really stands out even in black and white.





Here’s a close up of the vase as the rudbeckias are layered above and below the goldenrod.





And a few more close up views.


Summer is still producing lots of blooms, but soon we will feel that cooler shift to fall.  And with fall comes my time to celebrate the new season.  I know, I am not ready for fall either, but it will come no matter how I feel about it so why not celebrate it.


So I hope you will join me in celebrating the new season coming soon to your part of the world.  I will have the kick-off post for Seasonal Celebrations on Saturday!




 Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.  ~Pablo Picasso



Next up on the blog:  

Wednesday I will have another native plant to profile.  Saturday brings in Seasonal Celebrations.  Time to think of fall even though I don’t want to.   And next Monday, I’ll have my August Garden Review.


I am joining in with Brooke@Creative Country Mom for her Tuesday Garden Party where Brooke joins 5 other bloggers and shares the garden link love.  

sharetheloveI am also participating in I Heart Macro with Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.





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