The lavender rose came with the house. Unlike some of my other inherited roses, it had no identification tag. While its color and scent reminds me of 'Angel Face', the blooms are larger than those of the cultivar I had in my former garden but perhaps this shrub is simply more robust than my former specimen.
I REALLY didn't intend to put together a second vase this week. But then I discovered that one of the Hippeastrum I planted in the succulent bed along the street 3 years ago was in bloom. I'd been waiting weeks for the bud to open. I figured it wouldn't be in good shape for next week's vase so I went ahead and cut the stem, then hurriedly collected foliage and flowers to accompany it.
|Clockwise from the left, the vase contains stems of: Hippeastrum cybister 'Emerald', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', Heuchera 'Bressingham Hybrids', and Leucadendron 'Pisa'|
The two arrangements properly dressed up the house to celebrate Easter and the official start of spring. The lavender rose arrangement sits on the dining room table. (I finally tossed the Cymbidium and the rest of that vases's contents.)
Last week's pink arrangement in the master bedroom was replaced by the vase with the Hippeastrum.
Speaking of Easter, my brother sent me his own personal Easter greeting, in the form of a photo he took in 2014.
|Photo used with the permission of ericnp.net|
While I'm sure you wouldn't be happy to find this hare in your garden, the look of annoyance on his face at being caught in the act, "deadheading" flowers, is precious. My brother is a much better photographer than I am. His 2015 garden photos can be found here.
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