|Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet', photographed in the garden for Bloom Day|
However, when I went to clip my first flowers from the shrub, I realized that the high winds we've had for the last few days had done the plant little good so, with one stem in hand, my plan fell apart. I decided to stick with the color scheme anyway. Here's what I put together:
|Back view - the leaves make me think of the train on a formal dress|
While the vase I used is short, its opening is rather wide so I ended up using a lot of flowers to fill it:
- Alstroemeria (no ID)
- Centranthus ruber album
- Cercis occidentalis
- Coleonema album
- Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink'
- Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy'
- Lagurus ovata
- Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet'
- Pelargonium peltatum (double-flowered form, no ID)
|Alstroemeria is still plentiful in my garden|
|Centranthus (photobombed here by Alstroemeria and Cuphea 'Starfire Pink') spreads like a weed in the driest areas of my garden|
|The seedpods of Cercis occidentalis, the Western Redbud, are more magenta than they appear in this photo|
|Lagurus ovata, aka Hare's Tale Grass, shown here with Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy', is incredibly soft - I wish I could make a sweater of it|
|The tiny stem of Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet' that started things off is barely visible as part of the overall composition|
|The double- flowered form of Pelargonium peltatum is front-and-center|
This week's vase is in the front entryway (mainly because it doesn't look good with the current table runner in the dining room).
You can see Cathy's vase and find links to other gardeners' Monday creations here.
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