In a vase on Monday – Match pot?


I love colour and am one of those people who can normally ‘hold’ a colour in my mind and match from memory.  It’s handy when shopping (clothes, soft furnishings, plants, you name it) but also handy when dreaming up another Monday vase to share with Cathy and the IaVoMers!

Whilst I love a colour contrast, sometimes I like the challenge of arranging a vase with different flowers, but in a matching colour, and here’s one of those.

The starting point was the sweet pea ‘Prince Edward of York’ (which is actually bi-coloured so I’ve contradicted myself already!)


to which I added some Pink ‘Flower Carpet’ rosesIMG_4566

and then a few stems of this inherited Penstemon, I think it’s ‘Garnet’.  All accompanied by the lovely fresh green of Dianthus ‘Green Wicky’.


In her beautiful book The Flower Workshop, Ariella Chezar talks about ‘tonal’ arrangements.  I think I might be accused of taking myself a little too seriously if I started talking like that, but you get the drift.

Colour, don’t you just love it?

With thanks to Cathy, who encourages us to bring flowery colour inside, in a vase, every Monday.


8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – Match pot?

  1. Cathy

    Oh that’s definitely a ‘tonal’ arrangement, Jen, and doesn’t it work well? If you hadn’t said, I dont think I would have been able to pick out the separate constituents. I too am very much a colour person, as anyone who knows me will tell you, and will dismiss a whole range of clothes or paint swatches because the colours are just ‘not right’. Thanks for sharing

  2. Peter Herpst

    Deep pink (almost magenta) and chartreuse are a favorite color combination that I often use in glass creations. Your arrangement is glorious and certainly brightened my morning!

  3. Kris P

    An excellent match! I favor tonal and complementary arrangements over contrasting ones myself, and I own a similar book, “Color Me Floral” by Kiana Underwood.


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