|Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', planted along the driveway in the front garden (left), and Phylica pubescens in a pot on the back patio (right)|
Sunday morning, under gray skies, I cut stems from both plants and assembled several possible companions. When I found I wasn't pleased with the result of squeezing everything into a single vase, I split the contents into two separate vases.
|Simplifying the contents of this vase gave each element a chance to stand out and emphasized the textural contrast of the Leucadendron and the Phylica|
|I used just a few stems of Abelia to fill in around the base of the Leucadendron stems in the back|
|Clockwise from the upper left, this vase contains: Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', Phylica pubescens (aka Featherhead), yellow and orange forms of Papaver nudicaule, berries of Nandina domestica, and Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'|
|Even though the Grevillea I cut had a nice long stem, it got lost in the first vase so I reduced the stem by half and popped it into a smaller vase|
|Clockwise from the left, this vase contains: Grevillea 'Ned Kelly', Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun', G. 'Arizona Red', and more Nandina domestica berries|
Unlike many of my weekly creations, these two vases would complement one another. I separated them in the house but you can view them side-by-side.
|The larger vase sits on the dining table and the smaller one sits in the front entry|
For more Monday vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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