I combined the Eustoma (aka Lisianthus) with some coral-toned flowers for a summery arrangement.
The back view almost looks like an entirely different arrangement, doesn't it? Here's what I included:
|Clockwise from top left: Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo Pink', Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti', Agastache 'Sunset', Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy', Grevillea 'Superb' and a mix of pink Zinnias|
I'd planned to stop at just one vase this week (maybe I need to join flower arrangers anonymous) but the sunflowers called out for attention again. Although some secondary buds are developing here and there on stems I previously cut, the whole lot is starting to look sad so I cut most of what was in full bloom. I'm going to clear my raised planters to plant sweet pea seeds soon for early spring blooms anyway - as this year's sweet pea crop perished in a wave of extreme heat in March, planting for blooms very early next year seems my best bet.
You may note that the sunflowers this week are not the usual deep dark red my mix of "Drop Dead Red" seeds has previously produced. They're brown! Or, as my seriously color-blind husband surprisingly informed me, "rust." Although there are no clear signs of fall in my garden thus far, this bouquet does evoke the feeling of fall. Here's what I included:
|Clockwise from upper left: Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', Helianthus annuus, Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' seedheads with stems of Leptospermum 'Copper Glow' and cream and orange Zinnias|
The two vases were consigned to distant areas of the house as they look awful near one another.
|The summery pink-coral number sits on the dining table|
|The rust and yellow mix sits in the living room|
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