Here's what I included in the vase this week:
- Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Horizon'
- 'Buttercream' rose
- Duranta repens (no ID)
- Erysimum linifolium
- Eustoma grandiflorum 'Borealis Blue' and 'Echo White' (aka Lisianthus)
- Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata' (aka mint bush)
- Westringia 'Naringa' (aka coast rosemary)
|The Ageratum began blooming again once the temperatures cooled but the Westringia blooms all year|
|These yellow roses also appear to appreciate the cooler weather|
|It turns out that the tiny flowers of the Duranta don't make good cut flowers - they've been dropping one at a time since they went into the vase|
|Even without flowers, Erysimum linifolium makes a great foliage accent, in this case mirroring the color of the Prostanthera foliage|
|The Lisianthus look good with everything|
This week's vase, created in connection with Cathy's weekly challenge at Rambling in the Garden, is sitting across from the front door. Last week's vase, minus the rose and the Copper Canyon daisies, is still in good shape so it landed on the dining table, where it complements my new tablerunner.
|Last week's vase, or what's left of it|
As today is December 1st, I also have a wide shots post on my "to do" list. The photos have been taken but the post may be delayed a day. I'm backed up on blog posts as I spent all my free time in the garden over the long holiday weekend in an effort to get as much planted in advance of the rain storm due on Tuesday as I could. Yesterday, all we got was an occasional light drizzle and today looks like more of the same.
|The view over the Los Angeles harbor late yesterday afternoon - these clouds brought just light drizzle and a rainbow|
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