The first color scheme produced this:
The second color scheme provided more of a challenge. The pink Freesias have a blue undertone and many of my pink flowers have yellow undertones. Here's what I ended up with:
|Front view: I added soft yellow notes with the Narcissi and the Leucadendron to pick up the subtle yellow in the Alstroemeria|
|Back view: The pink tones of the Freesias and sweet peas are louder here|
I had some leftover stems, which I threw into a tiny vase:
|A few short stems of Freesia, Argyranthemum, and Erigeron were tucked in here along with 2 slender stems of Ixia (aka African corn lily), which is currently blooming in the wrong place|
Last week's vases held up relatively well but I tossed out their contents anyway to make way for the new arrangements.
|The first vase sits in the front entry and the second on the dining room table. The third sits on the desk in my office.|
For more vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, our "In a Vase on Monday" host.
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