|This is the second flush of flowers on the noID Oncidium orchid I picked up at an orchid show hosted by my local botanic garden in September|
|The acid yellow foliage of Duranta erecta provided a nice echo of the orchid's yellow color|
|The yellow and burgundy color echoes show up best in this top view|
As I was rounding the opposite end of our property, I noticed that the first bud of Camellia 'Taylor's Perfection' had bloomed. More rain is expected on Thursday and the Camellia blooms don't like rain so I decided to clip that flower to enjoy it in the house. One thing led to another and soon I had more than enough material for a second vase. Oops!
|Second vase featuring one flower of Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection' front and center. This Camellia is a hybrid of C. japonica and C. saluenensis.|
|Top view, showing off the variegated leaves of Pelargonium peltatum 'Crocodile', a gift from Denise of "A Growing Obsession" last year. I'm more excited about the Pelargonium leaves than any other elements of this vase.|
Spending time outside collecting plant material was particularly enjoyable as the air was cool and fresh. We played peek-a-boo with rain clouds all day but received no further precipitation; however, I remain hopeful that we'll get another good soaking later this week. At present, our seasonal rainfall total (since October 1st) stands at a paltry 1.72 inches.
This week's vases are in place.
|With Christmas decorations popping up throughout the house, vase space is becoming harder to come by|
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