|Bouquet photographed outside the front door|
|A shot showing the arrangement from the top|
|Close-up of snapdragon and Leptospermum flower|
As my husband had taken over the kitchen, my favorite place to take photographs of my bouquets, I had to go outside to take these pictures. Outside of the kitchen, which is mostly white, either the light or the background tends to present a problem.
With its woody stems, it remains to be seen how well the Leptospermum will hold up in the vase but I cut deeply into the wood to facilitate the stems' ability to take up water. In addition to the Leptospermum and the Antirrhinum, I added Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' as a foliage accent, cream-colored sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus 'Perfume Delight') for scent, and a stem of Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack' for a deeper red element. I used a painted glass vase my mother gave me many, many years ago because it picked up the colors of the flowers.
|Fuzzy close-up of Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'|
|Close-up of Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack,' highlighting just how deep its red color is|
I'd cut Alstroemeria and Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink' when I was out in the garden but I thought they detracted from the arrangement so the extra flowers went into a separate vase that ended up in the guest bathroom.
|This week's floral rejects|
These bouquets are my contributions to Cathy's collection of floral constructions this week. You can view Cathy's own creation - and find links to other floral concoctions - here. My thanks again to Cathy for getting me back in the habit of cutting flowers for use in the house.