I'm glad I started with a good-sized vase because, when I was done, it was stuffed full. Here's what I included:
- Camellia sasanqua (no ID)
- Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink'
- Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo White' (aka Lisianthus)
- Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'
- Lobularia maritima (aka sweet alyssum)
- Pentas lanceolata, 4 varieties
- Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
|The mass of dark pink Camellia sasanqua, planted along the side of the house facing the vegetable garden, came with the house|
|Cuphea 'Starfire Pink' makes a great filler in a vase - and the hummingbirds absolutely love it|
|The white Eustoma is making another appearance after hunkering down during the heat of summer|
|2 of the 4 varieties of Pentas lanceolata are shown in close-up here with a stem of rosemary|
My biggest decision with this vase was where to put it. There's not a lot of pink inside the house either. I tried it first in the dining area.
|This stone wall is the back of the living room fireplace - the open cavity to the right is part of what was constructed as an indoor barbecue when this 1950s-era house was built|
Not bad but as the cat likes to jump up and sleep in the alcove on the right, the placement felt like an accident waiting to happen. So I moved the vase to the fireplace mantle in the master bedroom.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts this weekly meme. Visit her to see what she's arranged to celebrate Monday and to find links to the creations of other participating gardeners.
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