The larger vase was constructed of flowers and foliage I hadn't even considered on my first pass through the garden. It's a hodge-podge construction with an emphasis on pinkish-coral tones.
The vase includes:
- Aloe flowers (noID, possibly Aloe 'Pink Blush')
- Arbutus 'Marina' flower stems
- Calibrachoa (noID)
- Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' flower stem
- Rose 'Pink Meidiland'
- Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Honey Crisp Coleus'
|The Aloe flowers pick up the deeper tones in the roses|
|The flowers of the Arbutus' Marina' trees look like miniature hot-air balloons and are loved by the hummingbirds|
|The flower buds of the succulent Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' have a coral blush but open with yellow petals|
|The centers of the 'Pink Meidiland' rose mimic the colors at the center of the Graptoveria flowers|
|Close-up of the variegated leaves of the coleus|
Reject vase #1 contains Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl,' a couple of raggedy stems of Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy,' and Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Fire Fingers Coleus.'
|Close-up of the small Leptospermum flowers|
Reject vase #2, my favorite of the day due solely to its sweet perfume, contains Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum,' Lantana (noID), and Lonicera japonica, a weed that grows on the steep side of the back slope.
|Close-up of Lonicera japonica, inherited with the house|
The vases all found places to roost.
|The larger vase sits in the front entryway|
|Reject vase #1 landed in the guest bathroom|
|Reject vase #1 sits next to my PC, where I can appreciate its scent|
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other contributors have rounded up now that the weather has turned cold in many areas.
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