Although they don't usually last long in a vase, I decided to make use of the orchid-like flowers this week. The "blobby things" refer to the apt name Cathy, the hostess of "In a Vase on Monday," gave to Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy' when I used these odd flowers in a vase last month.
Here's a closer look at the individual elements:
|Top row: Flowers of Bauhinia x blakeana|
Bottom row: Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy' (aka "blobby things"), Leucadendron 'Pisa', and Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Lava Rose'
Hopefully, the Bauhinia flowers will last at least a few days. I cut longer stems this time and cut into the woody bases to improve water uptake. The vase currently sits in the front entryway.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other gardeners are featuring this week. As winter cold takes hold in many areas (but not here, where temperatures are hovering just below 80F/26C), participants are getting very creative about finding materials for their arrangements.
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