|The Lisianthus flowers were smaller than those cut during their peak bloom period and a little bedraggled but still pretty|
|Clockwise from the top left, the vase contains: Eustoma grandiflorum, Argyranthemum frutescens, Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', Persicaria capitata, Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star', and Violas|
I also tweaked a vase I created just before guests arrived late Friday afternoon. I'd thrown it together and, sitting on our dining room table, it bugged me when I breakfasted with it. So Sunday afternoon, I removed some of the original stems and added others, creating an airier arrangement, which pleased me more.
|Stems of Leucadendron salignum 'Chief' were removed and a couple more stems of Tagetes lemmonii were added|
|The top photo is a close up of the Tagetes lemmonii (aka Copper Canyon Daisy). From the bottom, left to right, the other plants are: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' and berries of Nandina domestica.|
The 2 vases clash horribly with one another but, fortunately, they're not placed close enough for this to be bothersome in situ.
|The pink arrangement sits in the front entry, recently cleared of Christmas decorations|
|The reconfigured vase was returned to the dining room table|
For more of this week's contributions to "In a Vase on Monday," visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. If you'd like to see a montage of my favorite 2016 creations for "IaVoM," check out the collages I included in my year-end retrospective, which you can find here.
I hope you enjoyed a glorious New Year's holiday. It was wonderfully quiet here - almost too quiet. Perhaps our neighbors imbibed more than my husband and I did on New Year's Eve but I didn't even see children out and about. It felt a little like an episode of Twilight Zone, where humans have disappeared while everything else seems to be in place. And then, there were the birds, which I found sitting silent and virtually motionless in the bare branches of the mimosa tree just outside my home office window.
|Alfred Hitchcock never directed an episode of Twilight Zone, did he?|
The preceding afternoon, I had multiple visits by this guy too...
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