The vase contains a couple of repeats from last week:
- Abelia x grandiflora (probably 'Edward Goucher')
- Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt'
- Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo Pink'
- Pentas lanceolata 'Kaleidoscope Appleblossom'
- Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
|The Abelia and Acacia performed so well in last week's vase I brought them back for a second run|
|The pink Eustoma may not be quite as dramatic as last year's 'Borealis Blue' variety but it's very pretty in its own right|
|It really does have a rose-like form|
|Pentas 'Kaleidoscope Appleblossom' is returning after a seasonal hiatus|
|Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' does a good job as a supporting player, echoing both the color at the base of the Pentas florets and the color at the center of the Eustoma|
I placed the vase on the entryway table, where it got the attention of my curious cat.
|That's Pipig's ear you see in the lower left of the frame, sitting on the table looking the picture of innocence after I caught her with her face in the middle of the arrangement|
I'm also showing off a vase I created late last week for a visit by my sister-in-law and her husband.
This yellow and white concoction includes:
- Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
- Argyranthemum frutescens 'Butterfly'
- Jacobaea maritima
- Leucanthemum x superbum
|Agryrantemum 'Butterfly' with Jacobaea maritima|
|The fluffy form of Leucanthemum x superbum|
I moved this arrangement from the entryway to the dining room table when I tossed out last week's creation (which, except for the roses, was still in good condition). Pipig paid not lick of attention to this arrangement but, upon taking a photo of it in its new position, I discovered that she hadn't left the other one alone.
You can see my errant cat in the background of the frame above, on the right. What was she doing?
|She was disassembling my new flower arrangement|
Rebuked, she was unrepentant.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she's got in a vase this week and to find links to other gardeners' creations.
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