Very cheerful, don't you think? Here's what I included:
- Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Horizon
- Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa Deep Blue'
- Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
- Euryops 'Sonnenschein'
- Lavandula multifida (aka fernleaf lavender)
- Leucanthemum x superbum, ruffled variety
- Pelargonium tomentosum
|The Ageratum looks much better than it did when I planted it last April|
|The Anemones also like the colder weather|
|I bought a second Aster in November and wish I'd picked up a third|
|The Euryops flowered with a flourish within 2 weeks of our early December rainstorms|
|The ruffled Leucanthemum, a gift form a friend more than 3 years ago, are slowly making an appearance|
|The peppermint geranium (Pelargonium tomentosum) can hold its own in a vase|
The arrangement captured Pipig's interest for a nanosecond, albeit not long enough for me to catch a photo of her inspection. She was quickly diverted by something outside I could neither see nor hear.
With thanks again to Julie at Gardening Jules for the new moniker, I also have an "experimental vase" this week:
|Senecio cineraria and Pelargonium peltatum (aka ivy geranium)|
(Julie, I finally looked into how to shrink the size of the photos used in my posts so let me know if this post loads more easily for you.)
These are my contributions this week to Cathy's challenge to construct a vase from materials in one's own garden. Visit her at Rambling in the Garden to discover what she's found and what other contributors have to offer. Although we complained mightily about the cold here in Southern California, it has been a lot colder in other bloggers' gardens so some participants are pushing the limits to come up with creative options (if the ground around them isn't covered by snow). As for us, daytime temperatures are expected to get back up close to 80F (26C) by mid-week.
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