I could have added Narcissus perhaps, or yellow Freesia or orange Bulbine or peach Gaillardia but I stood pat with the following plants, collected during a 5-minute spin outside (in the miserable heat):
- Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin'
- Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin' (or maybe 'Arizona Sun' - they look the same to me)
- Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream'
- Grevillea 'Superb'
- Phlomis fruticosa
- Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata'
|Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin', planted last spring is perennial here|
|Gaillardia 'Goblin' is a trifle bedraggled but the stem has a few buds I hope will open to follow this one|
|The mature bloom of Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream' is on the left and the less mature bloom of G. 'Superb' is on the right|
|Phlomis fruticosa, a very Seussian flower, is just coming into bloom throughout the garden|
|Prostanthera ovalifolia was the first foliage plant to catch my eye|
I didn't spend time fussing with the arrangement and I didn't create any secondary arrangements with cast-off stems because there weren't any. A sunny creation, sent by my subconscious to put me in a less cranky mood perhaps, it sits on the dining room table as my breakfast companion.
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she's put together this week. Link up and share your vase if you've put together something with makings from your own garden.
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