|The sun highlighted Angel's Gate, the entrance to the Los Angeles Harbor|
While making a circuit through the garden, I spied a Strelitzia reginae bloom in need of picking. It looked better from a distance than close-up but I decided to make it the centerpiece of this week's vase anyway. Initially, I questioned whether anything else in my garden could hold its own in a vase with a bird of paradise but I surprised myself by finding a full complement of flowers, each well equipped to make a statement all on its own.
|View from the top|
When it was assembled I thought it might be a bit too much but I couldn't bring myself to remove anything. It fit the giddiness I'm feeling about the approach of rain. Here's what I included:
|Clockwise from upper left: Strelitzia reginae, Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy', Grevillea 'Superb', Leonotis leonurus, and Nandina domestica (Included but not highlighted: Aloe 'Johnson's Hybrid')|
It sits in the front entryway, which felt a little empty once I'd put away all the Christmas decorations.
|We may have gray skies this week but my entryway now looks bright and cheerful|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, our "In a Vase on Monday' host, to see what other gardeners have found to decorate their homes.
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