Here's what I included:
- Abelia x grandiflora (possibly A. 'Edward Goucher')
- Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt'
- Leucanthemum x superbum
- Pelargonium peltatum (aka ivy geranium)
- Rose 'Ebb Tide'
- Trachelospermum jasminoides (aka Star Jasmine)
|I inherited 2 large Abelia shrubs with the house, which I'm guessing may be A. 'Edward Goucher'|
|A year ago I would've considered it a sacrilege to cut stems from Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt' but the first 3 of the shrubs I planted have grown beyond my expectations|
|This ruffled form of Leucanthemum x superbum was a gift from a friend 2 years ago|
|The no ID magenta Pelargonium peltatum moved with me from my former garden but the Star Jasmine came with the house|
|This 'Ebb Tide' rose is one of only 3 roses I've planted since moving here. It hasn't bloomed much since I planted it 2 years ago but it responded well to our recent rains.|
The short stems I had left over went into a small vase with a lighter pink double-flowered Pelargonium peltatum that didn't fit in the main vase.
I put the small vase on the mantle in the master bedroom but the light under our "May gray" skies made it too difficult to photograph. The larger vase landed on the dining room table, where I can enjoy its delicious fragrance.
|The fragrance of the 'Ebb Tide' rose and the Star Jasmine manage to mask the less attractive odor of the Leucanthemum|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find more vases constructed from what's collected from the garden. Best wishes to those of you in the US recognizing Memorial Day!
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