|These Narcissus blooms had been hammered|
Given the state of the Narcissus by the back door, I decided that I'd best try to use them in this week's arrangement for "In a Vase on Monday," the meme sponsored by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. I chose to pair the Narcissus with the winter "blooms" of Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder,' which, also battered by rain, were leaning into the driveway.
|While clipping stems of Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder,' I decided to take some of the yellow blooms of the Aeonium sitting alongside it too|
Here's what I came up with:
The vase contains:
- Aeonium flowers (no ID)
- Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum'
- Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder,' with yellow bracts and cones masquerading as flowers
- Narcissus (no ID)
- Solenostemon scutellairiodes 'Honey Crisp' (currently on its last legs)
|Close-up of Aeonium flowers|
|Close-up of Leucadendron "flowers"|
But there were other flowers in need of saving too. The Calliandra haematocephala, missed by the gardener's hedge trimmers during the holiday period, are sporting more blooms than usual so I clipped a few of those as well. They don't last long in a vase but they don't stay fresh on the shrub long either.
In addition to the Calliandra stems, this vase included:
- Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
- Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'
- Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Fire Fingers' (also on its last legs)
|Flowers and buds of Calliandra haematocephala (aka Pink Powder Puff)|
|Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' is just coming into bloom|
|Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'|
Both vases found places where they can receive proper admiration.
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