I thought I'd add some purple but, in the end, I decided that the yellow flowers were fine on their own. Here's what ended up in the final vase:
- 'Buttercream' rose
- Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum'
- Euryops 'Sonnenschein'
- Senna bicapsularis 'Worley's Butter Cream'
|I inherited 3 of these 'Buttercream' rose shrubs with the house, none of which did much of anything all summer|
|The Erysimum with its creamy edges seemed the perfect foliage accompaniment for today's vase|
|This dwarf Euryops has suddenly produced a flurry of compact-sized yellow daisies|
|Senna bicapsularis (aka Cassia bicapsularis) is in its glory now|
I featured the Senna before, when the shrub was just beginning to bloom. It's in full bloom now.
|It's a bit tall and billowy for the site along the fence at the top of the stairway down the slope but I hesitate to move it. The Grevillea lavandulacea a few feet away hides the Senna's bare legs from view.|
The Euryops provided a bit of a surprise. It hasn't bloomed much at all this year and it was in bad shape at the end of our last heatwave. I gave it some extra water then and later, after the rain, it exploded into bloom, lighting up what is otherwise a relatively dark area.
|Euryops 'Sonnenschein' offering more blooms than I've ever seen on it|
I had cut some purple flowers, which went into the "reject" vase, now sitting in the guest bathroom.
|I cut flowers of Solanum xantii, a California native, with the idea of including it in the other vase but it didn't add anything and I was afraid the cat might get at it and suffer poisoning. The Eustoma was saved from last week's vase.|
The sunshine vase ended up on the dining room table, where it can be viewed from two directions.
Today, it's more cheerful to face the vase then the view, which is still foggy.
|The harbor below us is invisible in the fog|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she's created this week and to see what other participants have managed to find in their gardens.
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