|Front view with freshly cut artichokes|
So what's with the reference to artichokes? The buds of 'Silver Feather' made me think of artichokes as they break into flower, which in turn sent me on a foray down the back slope to see if there were more artichokes to cut for dinner. We've already eaten several. I cut two more, immediately dropping them a bucket of soapy water. (Horrid things crawl out of the chokes when they're cut but soapy water puts a quick end to them.)
|I allowed the largest artichoke on the plant growing along the back slope to flower this year, as shown on the left. The artichoke-like buds of the Centaurea can be seen on the right.|
As today is Memorial Day in the US, a red, white and blue combination was also called for but I didn't have any suitable red flowers on hand so I went with orange, white and blue.
|Front view: the parade of Agapanthus has begun!|
|Back view: the Leonotis looks like it's going to put on a good show this year|
Best wishes to all enjoying a long holiday weekend in the US, UK and whichever other countries are observing a holiday at the end of May. Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find more vases cobbled together from floral and foliage materials close at hand.
|My vases in their places|
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