|Front view of the vase with the newly cut Agapanthus stems and the recycled Leucadendron 'Pisa' cones|
I toyed with the idea of including more yellow in the arrangement but in the end decided that sticking with blue and white was more effective, especially given my selection of the dark blue vase. Here's what went into the final mix:
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agapanthus (noID), Lathyrus odoratus, Leucadendron 'Pisa', ruffled form of Leucanthemum x superbum, Myoporum parvifolium, and Tanacetum niveum|
Actually, all last week's vases stood the test of time. Only the Euphorbia used in the second vase began dropping significant litter by the end of the week. While I tossed the contents of that vase, I held onto the vase I created 2 weeks ago. Only the stems of Leucadendron salignum 'Chief' were drooping. I removed those, cleaned up the remaining plants a little, gave their stems a fresh cut, added fresh water and voilà, the vase should be good for another week.
|Vase containing flowers of Aeonium 'Kiwi', stems of Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', and a single stem of Phylica pubescens (added last week)|
With the older vase in the front entry, the new vase with the recycled Leucadendron stems landed on the dining room table.
|I added the bluebird salt and pepper shakers inherited from my mother-in-law as a simple accent|
Visit Cathy, the host of "In a Vase on Monday," at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other gardeners have cobbled together with makings from their gardens this week.
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