The vase contains:
- Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
- Gomphrena haageana
- Heteromeles arbutifolia (aka Toyon), berries
- Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder'
- Rose 'Joseph's Coat'
- Tagetes lemmonii
|The petals of the Gomphrena dry slowly starting from the base of the flower, taking on a texture like tissue paper|
|Toyon is the official native plant of the City of Los Angeles - why LA found it necessary to name an official plant I can't explain but at least it garners an oft-overlooked plant some attention|
|Close up of the bracts of Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder,' which redden in winter|
|My bedraggled 'Joseph's coat rose with one of the few remnants of Tagetes lemmonii|
This cheerful vase landed in one of my standard spots across from the front door.
To see other floral and foliage concoctions, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this week's line up.
All material © 2012-2014 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party
A lovely bright cheerful vase for your festive season Kris, may I offer my best wishes for Thanks Giving and hope you have a lovely day.ReplyDelete
I feel as if I could warm my hands on this one, Kris! The shade of the Gomphrena and the red edges of the Leucadendron are perfect with the rose and the berries - thanks for sharing your vase and enjoy your ThanksgivingReplyDelete
Wow, so many things I've never seen before. That gomphrena is really special! I love the toad - when you have two country boys like mine, you learn to get excited over toads!ReplyDelete
I'd gladly exchange my ceramic toad for some of the real things, Karen - I haven't seen a toad or a frog in my current - or former - garden for as long as I can remember, which is quite sad. I have lots of lizards, though.Delete
I love the red and warm pink tones of the arrangement, very cheerful and festive!ReplyDelete
How wonderful having all these amazing flowers to pick for your special vase. Your Leucodendron always makes me envious and isn' t the Gomphrena lovely? A really bright, showy arrangement.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving Kris - I hope you have had a lovely celebration. Your vase feels very right for the season but bright and cheerful at the same time. I love your bedraggled rose!ReplyDelete
Aah, lovely! Very festive and cheerful. The berries are really pretty. I love the Gomphrena too. Does it retain its colour if dried? Your rose is looking lovely still - not at all bedraggled!ReplyDelete
As the Gomphrena bloom ages, the lower petals dry and turn tan and papery, Cathy. I'd leave the tan petals in place except that the slightest shake causes them to fall and scatter.Delete
Hmmm, my comment seems to have been lost...anyway, I wanted to say thank you for using a California native plant in your bouquet.ReplyDelete
Toyon is a gorgeous plant - those red berries!
A well planted garden provides the gardener with bouquets for the house during each season. You have that garden. Happy ThanksgivingReplyDelete
Lost my comment somehow, so let me just say I love those berries and bracts.ReplyDelete
Oh I love the Gomphrena and Leucadendron combo!ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful welcoming vase. Good wishes to you for a very happy Thanksgiving. GillianReplyDelete
Kris another stunning vase this week especially the Leucadendron with the red tinged edges....love this with the berries, rose et al....wonderful Thanksgiving treat...wishing you and yours a most Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete