|With their saturated color, the poppies steal the show|
|Back view: The arrangement contains many of the same materials as I've used the last couple of weeks, albeit in a different combination and with the new element of the snapdragons|
I usually carry around a jar containing my cuttings while assembling an arrangement - it cuts down on the number of poor matches I make. But, when I trooped down the back slope to water my lemon tree, I saw pink Centranthus in bloom in the middle of a pathway and, thinking that it might pick up the pink tones in the snapdragon, I snapped off a few stems to take back to the kitchen. As soon as I placed the Centranthus flower next to the snapdragon, I knew they'd make poor companions as the undertones in the pink Centranthus are blue while the undertones in the snapdragon are yellow. So 4 Centranthus stems prompted the creation of a second vase. Surprise! 😉
|The last of the pink Eustoma grandiflorum (Lisianthus) is looking a little ragged but I thought it deserved a farewell bow so it went into this arrangement|
|In this case, I think I managed to make the back of the arrangement look remarkably similar to the front|
|Clockwise from the left, this vase contains: Eustoma grandiflorum, Centranthus ruber (virtually a weed here), Argyranthemum frutescens, and Hebe 'Purple Shamrock' (which I think is the real star of this arrangement)|
For at least a couple of days, our daytime temperatures are expected to be unusually cold, which means below 60F (15C) here, but I understand that an arctic blast is expected to affect much of the USA this week. Wherever you are, I hope you stay warm and safe!
To see more "In a Vase on Monday" creations, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Here are my vases in their places.
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