|The Abelia stems come in a range of colors - the plants that get the most sun show the most color variation|
Of course, everyone has heard of back-seat drivers and I think 'Medallion' fits the stereotype.
Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin' is an attention-getter too but the flowers also do a good job of mediating between the rose and the daisies. The petals pick up the color of the rose, while the anthers in their center pick up the yellow-gold of the daisies.
|Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin'|
|Tagetes lemmonii 'Compacta'|
The other components of the bouquet include a few stems of Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold' (Breath of Heaven), Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), and Justicia brandegeeana (shrimp plant). I'd planned a larger role for the Justicia but the stems of my still-small plants didn't rise to the occasion. I used them to dress the back of the bouquet.
This bouquet is my contribution to Cathy's meme at Rambling in the Garden. Please visit Cathy to see her creation this week and to find links to the posts of other contributors.