While the Senna makes its first appearance this year, most of the other elements have shown up earlier in one vase or another. In addition to the Senna, there is:
- Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
- Asparagus densiflorus 'Spengeri' (at least that's what I think it is)
- Gomphrena haageana
- Grevillea 'Superb'
- Nandina domestica (berries)
- Rusellia equisetiformis
|Senna bicapsularis is also know as Christmas Senna for its habit of blooming late in the year|
|The asparagus fern has suddenly produced zillions of tiny white flowers|
|The unidentified Gomphrena I picked up a few weeks ago was definitely worth the purchase - the flowers have a long vase life (I briefly considered reusing the blooms I picked for my vase 2 weeks ago but these are freshly cut)|
|Grevillea 'Superb' has more blooms than ever before - it appears to like our cooler temperatures|
|The Nandina berries pick up the oranges tones of the variegated Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'|
|The yellow form of Russelia equisetiformis was a last minute addition - the coral form also would have worked|
I think it turned out rather well. It took its place opposite the front door, where it provides a cheery welcome.
My post was delayed a bit this morning as my husband and I discovered that our cat, Pipig, was missing, throwing me, if not him, into a panic. She's recently taken to streaking out of the house but she's never stealthy about it so she's quickly collected and tucked back inside but, last night, she apparently managed an undetected escape when I stepped outside around 9pm to water a plant just outside the door. Much to her surprise - as well as mine - she ended up spending the night outside. After a frantic search outside early this morning, I finally heard mewing and found her perched on the top of the grape arbor, looking nearly as upset as I was. It took both my husband and I to get her down. Luckily for both of us, she managed to avoid being eaten by one of the neighborhood coyotes or squirted by one of the skunks that wandered the garden last night. After a hearty breakfast and a good wash, she's fast asleep in her own bed.
|Pipig having a good rest after her great escape and eventual recapture|
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she's got in her vase this week. You'll also find links to other gardeners' creations.
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