This arrangement was inspired by the discovery of a clump of 'Golden Gleam' toad lily in bloom. I am always surprised at this variety because it is much shorter than all the other Tricyrtis varieties I grow. Not only that, it has the largest flowers of all. Though the blooms are speckled like most toad lilies, this variety looks quite different from typical toad lily flowers to my eye.
I added another yellow flower that was similar in size, color and shape — Hemerocallis 'Steeple Jackie.' This daylily has small flowers on very tall stems and flowers in August and September when many other daylilies are winding down. Since the toad lily had brown speckles — and a bit of brown on the leaves from too much sun — I added more brown bits with a frond of Autumn fern (Dryopteris erythsosora), inflorescence from Hakone chloa 'Aureola' and the flowers from an unknown Heuchera.
I built the arrangement in this small iron Japanese style container with a built-in kenzan in the center. Then I put it on top of a bookshelf with a row of Japanese ceramic jars, all glazed black along the back of the shelf, in front of the wall whose color nicely echoes the flowers. A small but satisfying Monday bouquet.
To see what kinds of arrangements other gardens have created today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this Monday meme.