|While cruise ships operate year-round out of Long Beach (visible in the distance), the ships visit nearby San Pedro only during the fall and winter months|
However, as the high temperatures are expected to extend through the early part of the week, cutting flowers for "In a Vase on Monday," the meme hosted by Cathy of Rambling in the Garden, became something of a rescue operation. This week I'm more likely to regret what I didn't cut to fill a vase than anything I did cut. The flowers of Eustoma grandiflorum (Lisianthus), which has been mounting a come-back, were among the first to get snipped.
|I picked this as the front view but either side of this vase could serve as the focal point|
|The back view has its own personality|
There are a few stems of the blue-flowered Eustoma in bloom but I thought they would overpower this vase so I left them in the garden and will hope for the best. I stuck with softer colors:
|Clockwise from the left, this vase contains: pale yellow Eustoma grandiflorum, Achillea 'Moon Dust', Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick', Hebe 'Purple Shamrock', Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Magic', Verbena bonariensis, and white Zinnia 'Profusion'|
The last Eustoma I planted in June are finally coming on. Sold as Lisianthus 'Cherry Sorbet', they're a dark, moody pink.
|I think the flowers of Eustoma grandiflorum 'Cherry Sorbet' look more like roses than any other variety of Lisianthus|
A few stems of the pale pink Eustoma also made a comeback but, after clipping them, I decided they didn't do anything for my second arrangement so I put them in a small vase on the bedroom mantle.
|Pale pink Eustoma grandiflorum 'Mariachi Pink' with dark pink Zinnias|
The first vase landed on the dining room table.
And the dark pink arrangement sits on the table in the front entry.
For more Monday vases, pay Cathy a visit.
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