|This vase celebrates the pink forms of Eustoma|
The vase includes:
|Eustoma 'Echo Pink' and 'Mariachi Pink' - the only difference between the two seems to be the length of the stems|
|Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' and Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'|
|Zinnia 'Cut & Come Again' and Alstroemeria - the no ID Alstroemeria produced another flush of bloom after the cooler weather in May|
Entranced as I was with the pink Eustoma, I found it impossible to ignore the blue forms so I created another vase to feature them and my Agapanthus, which the hot weather is sending into a premature decline. However, it didn't come together as I'd envisioned so, after staring at it throughout breakfast, I took it apart and put it back together to give the blue Eustoma more prominence but I still don't think it sings.
|My original effort is on the left and the revised version is on the right|
|Clockwise from the left: Eustoma 'Borealis Blue', Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', Agapanthus, Prostanthera linearis and Leucanthemum x superbum. Coleonema album and Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum' play supporting roles.|
A few smaller blooms went into a third tiny vase, a recent gift from a friend.
|The blue bottle, approximately 3 inches tall and 1-inch wide, is held by a silver fork with tines twisted in a decorative pattern. The blue bottle holds Aster frikartii 'Monch', Angelonia, and Abelia 'Confetti'.|
The vases are scattered about the house (with last week's Cymbidiums still occupying the table in the front entrance):
These are my contributions to the wonderful "In a Vase on Monday" meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Visit Cathy to see what's caught her attention this week and to find links to the many other contributors who've been hooked by this weekly ritual.
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