|Photo of my 'Joseph's Coat'' rose taken last week - there are three times as many flowers now but you can see the color variation among the flowers even in this photo|
Frankly, I wasn't very successful in dealing with the challenges the rose posed but, lacking time to futz this week, the vase I created will have to do.
Here's what went into this week's messy composition:
- Aeonium haworthii (flower)
- Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'
- Alstroemeria (no ID)
- Anagallis 'Wildcat Mandarin'
- Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
- Grevillea 'Superb'
- Heuchera sanguinea
- Rose 'Joseph's Coat'
|The Aeonium's flower stem is the same coral color as the rose to the right|
|The wavy foliage of Agonis flexuosa 'Nana' is my favorite element in this week's vase - it smells mildly of peppermint too|
|The flowers of Grevillea 'Superb' start out an orange-ish coral, becoming pinker as they mature|
|2 shots showing the mix of colors among the roses. At the end of the cycle, the flowers turn a deep pinkish rose.|
Two of the Grevillea stems, the flowers of which also change color as the blooms mature, are virtually hidden behind the Aeonium stem. The pink Alstroemeria clashes a bit with the roses, although the color difference will diminish as the rose flowers age. Not my best effort but c'est la vie!
Please visit the host of the "In a Vase" meme, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, to see what she's put together this week and find links to other gardeners' creations. With spring charging into full gear, there are more and more contributors each week.
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