I've combined the Eustoma (aka Lisianthus) with other summer reruns, some of which are also enjoying a new flush of blooms:
- 4 stems of Angelonia augustifolia
- 3 stems of Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold'
- 2 stems of Hebe 'Wiri Blush'
- 2 stems of Pelargonium peltatum (ivy geranium)
- 5 stems of Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
- 3 stems of Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star'
|White Angelonia, from a mix purchased as part of a 6-pack in June|
|Variegated foliage of Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star' in close-up, accompanied by Coleonema and Pennisetum plumes|
|Vase photographed from the back|
|Hebe 'Wiri Blush' is still flowering, although the blooms are fewer and smaller than those produced earlier this summer|
|I brought this trailing ivy geranium from our former house but have no ID on the variety|
The vase I selected this week didn't keep the blooms in place, even after an inordinate amount of fussing, so I used a rubber band to tie the heavier stems together. I placed the Pelargonium and Angelonia stems in separately so I can remove them easily when they tucker out. I've previously discovered that the Pelargonium petals fall apart after a few days in a vase.
As usual, I ended up with a vase of leftover elements. The stems of these materials were either too stiff or too short to work in the larger vase.
|The leftovers include Cuphea 'Starfire Pink,' a bee and hummingbird magnet, Pentas 'Nova,' Salvia 'Mystic Spires,' and Plectranthus zuluensis|
The vases are in position.
|The larger vase sits on the dining room table|
|and the smaller vase ended up in the guest bathroom|
I hope you have a great day, however you're spending this Monday. Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her vase and to find links to the creations of other gardeners.
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