The vibrant hues of some of the companion plants were strong enough to compete with the Hippeastrum. Viewed from different angles, you could argue that other elements made a bigger splash.
|Which flower would you say is the star of the arrangement?|
Here's what I included:
- Hippeastrum cybister 'Emerald'
- Bignonia capreolata
- Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold'
- Erysimum linifolium 'Varigatum'
- Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
- Grevillea 'Superb'
- Heuchera (noID)
|Hippeastrum cybister 'Emerald' is a South American Amaryllis. In my climate, Amaryllis can be grown outside - I planted 2 'Emerald' and 2 'La Paz' bulbs in my street-side border in 2013 in the hope that they'll naturalize.|
|Grevillea 'Ned Kelly' (aka 'Mason's Hybrid') has been in my garden less than one year but is already blooming prolifically. Its flowers are similar to those of G. 'Superb,' only less robust and somewhat deeper in color.|
|This Grevillea 'Superb' flower has yet to reach its peak.|
The arrangement ended up on the dining room table, replacing last week's arrangement, which was starting to fade.
I also had a few remaining flowers for another, smaller vase, which I placed in the guest bathroom.
|This vase features Carpenteria californica and Argyranthemum frutescens 'Butterfly'|
|Carpenteria is a California native that gets by with limited water on my back slope|
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