Here's what I included:
|Clockwise from top left: 'Buttercream' rose, Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance', Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo Blue', E. 'Borealis Yellow', Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Warrior', and Salvia 'Mesa Azure' (Included but not highlighted: purple Angelonia)|
After our temperatures soared again this past weekend, my yellow rose wasn't in perfect condition but it's still pretty and it has a delicious scent. The blue and yellow Eustoma are also much smaller than they were during their earlier bloom cycle but, again, still pretty. The Plectranthus took on a smaller role in the vase than I'd planned but it'll undoubtedly get exposure in one or more future vases. My biggest problem was finding a place to put the completed vase. Last week's succulent arrangements are still intact.
The dining table got a new vase last Thursday as I prepared for visitors on Friday. Perhaps you can guess what I used as a centerpiece for that arrangement?
|If you guessed pink Eustoma grandiflorum, you'd be correct. The vase, shown above from both front and back, contains E. 'Echo Pink', Grevillea 'Pink Midget', silver Leucadendron 'Pisa', and variegated Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star'.|
If you think that I've exhausted my supply of Eustoma grandiflorum 'Echo Pink' by now, you'd be wrong.
|There's still an ample supply of these flowers left in the garden despite heat, rain and wind. Growing the Eustoma from small starter plants set in place in early spring seems to be the ticket.|
So the new vase ended up on the mantle in the master bedroom.
For more vases created from materials participating gardeners have on hand, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this popular "In a Vase on Monday" meme.
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