In a Vase on Monday – Red and Black


It’s college football season in the US and I graduated from a football school, the University of Georgia. A football powerhouse currently ranked #3 in the country. Our team colors are Red and Black, hence the vase. The Landscape Architecture program left me with a peculiar love of plants that I like to share in vases. After watching football on Saturday. Only in the fall. And maybe a few bowl games after January 1st.


The vase is black, a thrift store find I have enjoyed. The red flowers hanging over the side, Turks Cap or Nodding Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos), the red and yellow flowers are Parrotflowers (Heliconia psittacorum), white flowers are Bridal Bouquet Frangipani (Plumeria pudica) and ferny greens are volunteer Asparagus Fern.


It occurred to me this also looks a bit like an early holiday vase, and I had to laugh considering the images floating through my mind of burly men wearing gigantic pads fighting over a pointy football.

Happy Monday and Happy Gardening.

Go, Georgia Bulldogs.


16 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Red and Black

  1. A great vase. How long do your Plumeria bloom?

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  2. Lovely vase honoring your team. I would have never thought of that. It would be especially nice for game entertaining.
    By the way, we’re very much enjoying Justin Fields up here in Columbus at OSU.

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  3. Noelle says:

    I can just imagine the lovely scent…a lovely arrangement.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    The only thing missing is the plate of hors d’oeuvres. I can almost smell the Plumeria, too. 😉

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous. I enjoy how your arrangements always include beautiful white flowers. They’re so appealing. I didn’t watch the UNC-Clemson game but apparently quite a nail biter.

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  6. Kris P says:

    I think your vase does your Bulldogs proud, Amelia! The black vase offers a great contrast to the flowers.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    This time, my favorite component is something I am sort of familiar with from Southern California; plumeria.

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