In addition to the Cymbidium spikes (no ID), I used Coleonema album and Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl.'
|Close-up of Cymbidium flowers - there are a total of 12 flowers on the 3 spikes|
|Unlike the pink-flowered Coleonema pulchellum I frequently use, which blooms most of the year, C. album blooms only in spring|
|The pink petals and burgundy centers of the Leptospermum flowers echo the colors of the orchid|
The orchid had belonged to my mother-in-law, although her plant was originally a division of one of mine, now long gone. The vase I used was a gift from my own mother, purchased on her one and only trip to Finland, her parents' homeland. The arrangement sits on our dining room table, where I can appreciate the contributions of both women, both now also gone.
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