|The Acacia created a skirt of sorts below the flowers, which wasn't really the effect I was looking for either|
I'm still not happy with it. Much as I love the plant, I'm not sure it can hold its own in the starring role in a vase but I may try other combinations in coming weeks. Here's what went into this week's vase:
|Clockwise from the upper left: Arthropodium cirratum, Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', Jacobaea martima, Lupinus propinquus, Solanum xanti, and Trachelospermum jasminoides|
Another uncommon flower also called out for inclusion in a vase this week, Globularia x indubia (aka Globe Daisy), which I fondly refer to as my hairy blue eyeball plant. I used some of the Pittosporum I'd originally cut for the first vase in this one.
|Those are the hairy blue eyeballs peering at you from each side of the vase|
It wasn't hard to find companions for the Globularia.
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase includes: Globularia x indubia, Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', Aquilegia hybrid 'Spring Magic' with noID sweet peas, Centranthus ruber 'Albus', Pittosporum tobira, and Salvia 'Mystic Spires'|
Once again, I had leftover foliage and flowers, which I threw into a third vase.
|I couldn't quite bring myself to throw out the unused flowers and foliage so I cut some ivy geranium to flesh out the leftovers|
|In addition to more of the unused Pittosporum, this vase includes: Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy', dark pink Pelargonium peltatum, and Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'|
This week's vases displaced last week's creations (even though the bright yellow vase from last week was still in great shape).
|The Renga lilies sit on the dining room table|
|The hairy blue eyeballs sit in the front entryway|
|And the mish-mash of leftovers sits on the bedroom mantle|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other participating gardeners have put together this week. Cathy herself ran the marathon equivalent of floral design!
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