Here's what I used this week:
- 2 stems of Lilium 'Stargazer'
- 3 stems of Asparagus 'Sprengeri' (at least I think that's what it is)
- 3 stems of Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink'
- 2 stems of Pentas lanceolata 'Nova'
- 2 stems of Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'
- 1 stem of Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Jr. Green Halo'
|The 'Stargazer' lilies are smaller this year than last - too little water perhaps|
|The asparagus fern I inherited with the house works well in bouquets if you can put up with its tiny thorns|
|Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink' has proven to be drought tolerant as well as pretty|
|Pentas 'Nova' grows taller than other varieties, although I think it wants more water than it has been getting|
|'Kong Jr. Green Halo' coleus is doing well in a pot in partial shade|
My bouquet ended up on the dining room table this week, as part of a possibly fruitless effort to keep my cat from chewing on the asparagus fern. She doesn't jump on the dining room table (at least I've never seen her do so) but she does like to hang about in the foyer.
I had some floral rejects again this week, which ended up in my small pink glass vase. I cut more of the Amaranth I featured last week and, while it linked with the color of the lilies, it added a somber note to the combination that I didn't care for. The Amaranth was paired with 3 more stems of the Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' and the 'Inky Fingers' coleus from last week, which was still in good condition. I placed it on the foyer table even though it's small in scale.
These are my contributions to Cathy's "In a Vase on Monday" meme at Rambling in the Garden. Visit her webpage to see what she's put together this week (while traveling) and to find links to other floral concoctions.