This weekend, as I was cleaning one of my most neglected garden areas, I discovered 2 flower stalks on one of my Cymbidiums. One was already blooming and the top-heavy unsupported stalk was trailing on the ground. I decided to cut it for use in this week's vase where it could be enjoyed.
I stuffed this vase with more flowers and foliage than I should have. I'm blaming this on the fact that the garden presented me with too many options. Yes, spring has most definitely arrived!
The Ceanothus hedge in the front garden is also coming into bloom and I was unable to ignore it either. I don't think I've ever used the Ceanothus in a vase so I was inspired to see what I could do with it.
I'd planned to stick to blue and white with this arrangement but the centers of the white daisies prompted me to add another touch of yellow.
|Top row: the noID Ceanothus
Bottom row: Argyrantemum frutescens, Freesia, and a bi-color Pericallis hybrid
With the garden in overdrive, I could easily have produced a few more vases but I restrained myself.
|The orchid arrangement sits on the dining room table, where I hope the sunlight will prompt the last 2 buds to open
|The blue/white/yellow arrangement that screams spring sits in the front entryway. The toad that normally sits there has been temporarily replaced with blue bird salt-and-pepper shakers I inherited from my mother-in-law.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other gardeners have found for their vases this week.
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