I didn't discover many new flowers during my Bloom Day scavenger hunt but, after a few days of unseasonably warm-hot weather, more flowers made an appearance. Friday's temperature hit 88F (31C) and Saturday and Sunday were only nominally cooler. The forecast calls for steadily cooler conditions as the week progresses and there's even a chance of rain next week. While I remain hopeful, I'm not going to get too invested in the possibility of rain yet as that prospect already appears to be drifting away.
|The new floral addition, Senna artemisioides, has wispy foliage and small yellow flowers, which are barely visible here|
|Back view: I tried copying Amelia, The Shrub Queen, this week by curling Phormium leaves (a trick she performed using bromeliad leaves) but they quickly started uncurling themselves. Next time, I'll try dampening the leaves and leaving them tightly curled at least overnight.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Phormium 'Ed Carman', Senna artemisioides, Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite', and Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'|
The second arrangement has two floral elements that didn't appear in my Bloom Day post.
|The new blooms here were provided by Echium handiense and Grevillea sericea. Both are a couple of weeks ahead of their usual bloom schedules.|
|Back view: I selected the foliage of Pittosporum 'Silver Magic' as my foliage filler as it has a tinge of pink|
|Clockwise from the left: Echium handiense, Grevillea sericea, Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Magic'|
To be truthful, I'm not enamored with either of this week's arrangements but finding new blooms in the garden cheered me up considerably nonetheless. Fingers are crossed that this week goes well for our nation.
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