Summer is represented by Eustoma grandiflorum 'Borealis Blue,' which has bloomed off and on since early June. Fall is represented by Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Warrior,' which has just begun to bloom.
|The Eustoma blooms are smaller now but just as pretty as they were at the start of the season|
|The delicate lavender-pink blooms of the Plectranthus are coming on in a rush now that the heat has abated|
I added bits and pieces of other plants to add fullness to the arrangement, including:
- Angelonia augustfolia (aka summer snapdragon)
- Leucadendron 'Pisa'
- Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star'
- Salvia leucantha (aka Mexican bush sage), also just beginning to flower
- Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum,' which bloomed all summer
|An Angelonia stem is seen here poking out to the right of the Eustoma|
|The silvery Leucadendron is beautiful even without flowers|
|A Salvia stem can be seen above the variegated foliage of the Pseuderanthemum|
Pipig resented the time I spent fussing over flowers, feeling that my time should be devoted to her. She watched me reproachfully during the photographic process until the vase was in place and she had my full attention.
|She doesn't value plants unless she can chew them|
Do you feel the change in the air? Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other gardeners have put together to usher in the autumnal equinox.
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