|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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