The way this vase is arranged, there is no obvious front or back so, like the vinyl records of old, I've labeled one Side A and the other Side B. Which would you select to face visitors entering the front door?
Here's what's included in the vase:
- Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa Deep Blue' (visible on both sides)
- Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum' (visible on both sides)
- Hebe 'Patty's Purple' (visible mainly on Side B)
- Primula obconica - lavender and purple varieties (lavender visible on Side A, purple on Side B)
- Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' (visible mainly on Side B)
- Solanum xanti 'Mountain Pride' (visible only on Side A)
|The beautiful blue Anemone coronaria|
|Erysimum linifolium, just coming into bloom|
|Hebe 'Patty's Purple,' with its first blooms of the new year|
|The lavender and white form of Primula obconica with Solanum xanti peeking overhead|
|The purple form of Primula obconica with Salvia clevelandii on the right|
So what do you say? The vase is currently sitting in the entry way with Side A facing out. Should I turn it around?
A few additional flowers went into a still smaller "experimental" vase (as Julie at gardeningjules has called my arrangements of leftover flowers). The colors and flower shapes didn't quite fit in with the main vase.
This vase contains:
- Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Horizon'
- Cyclamen (unidentified white variety)
- Globularia x indubia
The Globularia is an acquired taste - at least it was for me. I bought it for the foliage and wasn't at all sure I liked the flowers when the plant first bloomed. They start out looking rather like blue eyeballs, but I've grown to appreciate them.
|Globularia x indubia, aka Globe Daisy|
This vase ended up in the guest bathroom.
And, last but not least, this week I have a third vase, courtesy of my sister-in-law, who brought me a dozen beautiful roses in my favorite color when she stayed with us at the end of last week. They didn't come from my own garden but they certainly deserve notice. Thanks P!
This is my contribution to Cathy's weekly meme at Rambling in the Garden. If you have a vase to share, join the fun and post a link on Cathy's blog.
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