In A Vase on Monday – New Years with the Natives


The last vase of the year! My ode to Florida natives with friends from other places. The vase is a Christmas gift from an old friend, my college roommate and is sparkly blue mosaic. Neither of us are Florida natives.

The Florida natives in the vase are: Beach Sunflower (Helianthus debilis) the yellow daisy; Firebush (Hamelia patens) the tubular orange flower; Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) the pink feathery grass in the back. The non native friends are Solar Sunrise Coleus, chartreuse and burgundy leaf; Sweet Begonia (Begonia odorata ‘Alba’), the white flowers and a few pieces of Mother In Laws Tongues in the back of the arrangement (Sansiveria).

Here is a close up:


I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! I have enjoyed comparing vases this year and look forward to next years bounty.


16 comments on “In A Vase on Monday – New Years with the Natives

  1. pbmgarden says:

    What a great design!


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    The tall leaves look like ears – a flowery bonneted bunny…… 🙂


  3. Cathy says:

    What a good idea to include yourselves amongst the non-nativex and such a bright vase for the new year. Thanks for sharing


  4. A wonderful vase with so much tropical happiness! Happy New Year!


  5. Thanks, I love that tropical happiness!


  6. love the spikes of leaf and grass complimenting the bowl beneath

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  7. Kris P says:

    Your arrangements are always so unique and interesting! Your climate must be must warmer than mine in SoCal – begonias and coleus would be very unhappy here at the moment as nighttime temperatures have dropped down into the upper 30s and even the daytime temps aren’t getting above the low 60s. Florida sounds very good to me – I’m not used to this cold! Best wishes for a wonderful new year Shrub Queen!


  8. Cath says:

    Happy New Year! The beach sunflower is sweet and the begonia makes a nice addition to the bouquet.


  9. Anna says:

    Thanks for your visit. It’s fascinating to see what is blooming in far off and warmer places especially those plants I’m unable to grow. I hope to return to see more of your vases in the new year 🙂


  10. Now that’s another beauty!


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