I couldn't resist pairing sweet peas in a jelly jar with a Westie statue. Stems of sweet peas tend to be short, so jelly jars make perfect vases.
It's a great Hydrangea year, so I've been cutting plenty. Among the longest-lasting in a vase is Hydrangea Let's Dance (tm) 'Starlight' (blue lacecap). The other lacecap is one that I don't have the name of, but it's blooming its head off this season. The mophead is Endless Summer (tm). I love yellow with blue, so I picked a stem of Oriental-Trumpet hybrid 'Yelloween', and added Astilbe and Echinacea to fill the vase.
Alstromeria 'Inca Ice' is taking a bloom break for now, but is getting ready with another flush of flowers. It makes a great cut flower, especially with Astrantia, fennel leaf and Oso Easy (tm) 'Peach Cream' rose.
One of the best reasons (or excuses if you feel guilty for cutting a big vase for yourself) to create an arrangement in a vase is to see if you can create vignettes that might look good in the garden together. When I combined the OT Lilium 'Yelloween' with Echinacea 'Solar Flare', I noticed the yellow of the lily brought out the tiny yellow flowers around the edge of the dark cone of the Echinacea.
I also noticed how fragrant the Chinese Astilbe is. Echinacea 'Solar Flare' is also fragrant, but its scent is somewhat overpowered by the lily and Astilbe.