Leptospermum 'Copper Glow' was a natural choice for foliage. It's copper color has reddened dramatically since the temperatures dropped and I admire the plant daily as I go in and out the front door.
|L. 'Copper Glow' in the bed along the front pathway|
There's a second L. 'Copper Glow' on the other side of the pathway but for reasons that elude me it isn't nearly as red. However, the Coprosma repens 'Fire Burst' planted below it provided my second foliage choice. I added a few stems of Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl' whose flowers have dark burgundy centers to lighten up the arrangement a bit. Here's a closer look at the individual elements:
The vase replaced last week's arrangement in the front entry. Other than the Nandina foliage, last week's vase held up well. I don't recall that the Calliandra blooms last very long but time will tell.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of the popular "In a Vase on Monday" meme, to discover what other gardeners have found to include in their vases this week.
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