|From left to right, the vase contains: the stiff stems of Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', the truly tiny flowers of Ribes viburnifolium (aka Catalina Perfume), and the foliage of Salvia lanceolata (aka Rocky Mountain Sage)|
I overestimated just how much I could cram down the throat of the new vase so out came vase #2 to contain the rest of what I'd cut.
|This vase contains more of all 3 of the elements contained in the first vase as well as blooms of: a noID Camellia sasanqua, Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection', and noID Narcissi|
My biggest problem this week was finding spots for 2 fresh vases. Christmas decorations take up a lot of room! Last week's second vase wasn't long-lived but the other one was still in pretty good shape; however, I tossed out its contents anyway. The vase on the dining room table, the one containing the orchid stem I constructed 2 weeks ago, was moved to my office. The new vases ended up on the bedroom mantle and the dining table respectively.
For more vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Enjoy the remainder of your holiday, however long that may be. Our daytime temperatures are expected to warm from the mid-50sF into the mid-to-upper 60s by mid-week so I hope to get outside to do some gardening. We have another good chance of rain on Friday. Last week's storms have already given Los Angeles the wettest December in 6 years so another storm is icing on the cake. Speaking of icing, here's a view of the mountains to the east from our back garden on Christmas morning.
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