Unlike many of my bouquets, this one was no struggle to photograph. In fact, this one wasn't capable of producing a bad photo.
|Photo taken from above the bouquet looking downward|
This bouquet may be my personal favorite thus far. Here's what I used:
- 1 rose bud ('California Dreamin' rose)
- 3 stems of Bulbine frutescens, yellow variety
- 1 Dahlia 'Fringed Star'
- 2 stems of Digitalis x mertonensis 'Polka Dot Pippa' (with the persistent aphids removed)
- 1 stem of Grevillea 'Superb' containing 2 mature flowers
- 3 stems of Leucadendron salignum 'Chief'
- 3 stems of Origanum 'Monterey Bay'
- 2 stems of the always useful Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' (aka golden feverfew)
|Close-up of 'California Dreamin' rose|
|Close-up of yellow Bulbine frutescens with Digitalis x mertonensis below|
|Close-up of Dahlia 'Fringed Star,' which has a lot less pink than than the photo attached to the bulb package|
|Close-up of Grevillea 'Superb,' the blooms of which start out a yellowish peach and turn pinkish coral as they age|
|Back of the bouquet, which highlights Leucadendron salignum 'Chief' and Origanum 'Monterey Bay'|
The vase in this case is a decorative teapot given to my mother-in-law by one of her neighbors several months prior to her death. I brought it home last year when my husband and I cleared her home for sale, planning to use it to hold flowers. This is the first time I've done so and, even though it isn't a family heirloom, it reminds me of her.
What better place for a teapot masquerading as a vase than the kitchen. It brightens the mostly white space, doesn't it?
|The lemons from the tree at the bottom of our slope even make a nice accent|
If you have a vase of flowers collected from your garden sitting on a countertop this morning, post a picture and link up to Cathy's "In a Vase on Monday" meme at Rambling in the Garden.