|Front view: a dark pink (almost red!) Pelargonium peltatum serves as my red element here|
|Rear view: Agapanthus are great for simulating fireworks!|
I picked twice as many flowers as I needed for this vase. As I started to put it together I decided "less is more" in this instance and narrowed my plant palette.
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Abelia x grandiflora, Pelargonium pelatatum (aka ivy geranium), and white and blue Agapanthus|
Reducing the plants used in the red, white and blue vase left me with more than enough flowers to fill a second vase, especially as some of what I used last week was available for recycling.
|Front view: lots of pink Eustoma grandiflorum (aka Lisianthus)|
I created a final vase, consisting mainly of succulents, for a possible entry into the "Aeonium Challenge" issued by Loree of danger garden. I included this one in a post I published Saturday evening but I thought I'd show it again here.
|The stone vase was the impetus for the color palette|
|Clockwise from the left, the vase includes: 3 forms of Aeonium arboreum, Crassula pubescens ssp. radicans (currently in flower), and Leptospermum 'Copper Glow'|
I'm rather fond of this arrangement but the inclusion of the Leptospermum stems, which require water, means I have to take it apart at intervals to refill the floral tube the stems are in, making it more labor intensive than any of my prior succulent vases. I also had difficulty finding just the right setting in which to place it.
|I tried the vase in 3 different settings: along the stone wall in the dining room, on the mantle in the master bedroom, and on a side table in the living room. I left in in its last landing space in the living room.|
There was no problem placing the other 2 arrangements.
|The red, white and blue arrangement sits on the dining room table|
|And the pink arrangement sits in the front entry|
Best wishes to all of you celebrating this 4th of July! Be sure to stop by and visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what other gardeners have in their vases this week.
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