|While I limited the types of flowers for this vase, I think I should have used fewer stems of each|
|or trimmed the foliage a bit more|
|The grass didn't photograph well from above|
|Clockwise from the left, the vase contains: Phlomis fruticosa, noID Alstroemeria, Festuca californica, Pelargonium peltatum 'Pink Blizzard', and Prunus laurocerasus|
The inspiration for the second vase was one of my favorite Pelargoniums, 'Oldbury Duet', which made its appearance in the front garden several weeks ago. I've been wanting to do something with it ever since.
|Front view, showing the rippled side of the small crystal vase|
|Back view, showing the vase's clear side|
|Top view with the sweet peas hogging the scene|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Hebe 'Wiri Blush', Lathyrus odoratus, Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet', and Stachys 'Lilac Falls'|
There are more flowering plants in the wings. My Gaura lindheimeri began to open the moment my Bloom Day post was in the can and it appears that Centaurea 'Silver Feather' may bloom for the first time this year. The pleasures of spring continue to unfold but warmer weather is in the offing so it remains to be seen which plants will realize their potential. You'll probably see whichever do in future vases but here are this week's efforts in their places:
|The first vase sits on the dining room table and the second in the front entry|
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