Using just a few stems of 3 different plants, I created a peaceful blue arrangement in a 4-inch tall cut-glass vase.
|The vase includes (from left): Campanula primulifolia, a variegated no ID Caryopteris and a no ID Duranta (probably D. erecta 'Sapphire Showers')|
|This vase landed on the mantle in the master bedroom|
A selection of pink flowers, starring the Eustoma grandiflorum that began its second round of bloom as the heatwave kicked off, filled a stem-less wine glass.
|This vase contains (clockwise from the left): Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo Pink', Abelia x grandiflora, Grevillea 'Pink Midget' (a recent acquisition), Zinnias and Leucadendron 'Pisa'|
|This vase is sitting in the front entryway|
|The flowers too small for the wine glass were tucked into a tiny 3-inch vase|
As the red sunflowers in the vegetable garden are still coming on strong I cut some of those again for the dining room table.
|This arrangement is virtually identical to the one I created last week except that I tucked in some orange Zinnias with the Abelia|
The marine layer returned this morning which should keep today's temperatures down. If we're lucky, the pattern will hold throughout the week, making everyone around here less cranky and giving my flower supply a chance to recover before I face the garden next week to identify what I have befitting a vase.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other gardeners have found in their summer gardens.
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