|Front view (I didn't bother with a rear view this week)|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Grevillea 'Ned Kelly', Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun', Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', Papaver nudicaule, Salvia elegans (aka pineapple sage), and Tagetes lemmonii|
The pineapple sage doesn't show well in today's vase as the 2 plants in my cutting garden are still relatively small and the flower stems are accordingly short. To give you a better idea of just how beautiful this plant can be, here are photos taken at the garden center where I purchased my plants:
Lest you wonder, Eustoma grandiflorum (Lisianthus) is still blooming in my garden on a small scale. The wind or a critter had broken a stem and, rather than leaving the flowers hanging, I clipped it as well.
The small vase sits at my desk. The larger vase sits in the front entry.
The succulent-topped pumpkin I featured 2 weeks ago is back on the dining room table. I don't dare leave it outside as the squirrels find pumpkins too tempting.
|When my friend and I left the house Sunday morning, this pumpkin, then up by the front door in a pot, showed signs of nibbling. When we returned several hours later, it was but an empty shell.|
I moved the tunneled carcass of the pumpkin to the backyard as I did last year when this happened. Maybe I'll get another photo like this one, snapped in 2015:
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find what she and others have used in their vases this week.
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