My first submission to Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday turned out to be more challenging than I thought it would be. I knew exactly what flowers I wanted to highlight, and coming up with a container that was tall enough to handle my tall Creamy Callas left little room for creativity.
This tall vase doesn’t seem to be as original as what I’ve enjoyed from other participants, but hopefully you will forgive me.
These lovely Callas were given to me by a friend at the office, Diane. Last fall, she sent out an e-mail offering calla corms to whoever wanted them. Of course, I snatched 6 right up. I kept them in the garage all winter, and actually rememberd to bring them out and plant them back in May. They sprouted almost immediately, and in mid-June, they started blooming.
The leaves of this plant are interestingly speckled. I checked with Diane as soon as the leaves unfurled, I was concerned I had some sort of blight! But that’s the one feature she really loves about this variety.
I like the creamy yellow color, and matched it up with some of the enormous blue hosta leaves that grow in The Shade Garden. My daylillies are up and blooming, and I chose of few of their leaves to offset the height a bit.
The true challenge came from actually photographing this arrangement. I really need some practice on lighting, avoiding shadows, choosing backgrounds. It’s amazing how much you pay attention to the details of other shots once you have tried to do it yourself!
Of course, true to how I roll, I’m submitting this entry with little time to spare! It’s still Monday, tho!!