|Back view (with another photobomb by Pipig, who seems to be very jealous of flowers)|
Here's what I included:
- Agastache 'Summer Glow'
- Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'
- Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Apricot'
- Hebe 'Wiri Blush'
- Pelargonium x domesticum 'Rembrandt'
|This beautiful Agastache 'Summer Glow' with its lemon yellow flowers and purplish calyxes was new to me but I couldn't pass it up when I saw it (even if I struggled to find spots for the 2 plants I brought home)|
|With its wavy stems and bronze-tinged leaves, Agonis flexuosa 'Nana' makes a great foliage accent|
|Although Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot' is taller than G. 'Gallo Peach,' its stems are still relatively short|
|As does the color of the vibrant and aptly-named Pelargonium 'Rembrandt,' another relatively recent acquisition|
I placed the new arrangement in the entryway, displacing last week's arrangement. As that arrangement was still in very good condition, I moved it to the living room.
|Pipig still seems obsessed with this arrangement but at least she hasn't tried to pull it apart again (yet)|
I had a group of friends over this weekend and created a splashy, loose bouquet to decorate the dining table, which I'll also share.
|The bright white of the Eustoma made taking a good photograph of this vase difficult|
|It photographed better from the back|
- Agapanthus, blue and white forms
- Eustoma grandiflorum, blue and white varieties
- Jacobaeus maritima (formerly known as Senecio cineraria and commonly known here as dusty miller)
- Prostanthera ovalifolia (aka mint bush)
Cool temperatures and persistent "June gloom" on Saturday led me to move lunch from the outside patio to the dining room at the last minute, side-lining the vase to the kitchen counter during our party so my guests didn't have to peer around it to see each other.
|However, the vase returned to the dining table when the party was over|
"In a Vase on Monday" is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. You can see what she's put in a vase - and find links to other participants' creations - here.
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