Vase #1 features the last of my sweet peas and the foxgloves that were toppling over in my cutting garden.
|Front view: the last time I cut foxglove stems, they straightened up within a day of being cut but these are still flopping|
|The back view is very similar|
|For once, I kept the arrangement simple, just Digitalis purpurea (top row) and two colors of Lathyrus odoratus (bottom row)|
Vase #2 was inspired by the Matilija Poppy that recently bloomed for the first time at the bottom of my back slope. Unfortunately, only one one bloom was even close to being vase-worthy but the noID honeysuckle bequeathed to me, for better or worse, with the slope is also in bloom so I let it dictate the color scheme.
|Front view: a simple white and yellow composition|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Romneya coulteri (aka Matilija Poppy), Achillea 'Moonshine', Alstroemeria 'Claire', Jacobaea maritima, noID Lonicera (probably L. japonica), and Trachelospermum jasminoides|
Vase #3 was the result of a spur-of-the-moment decision to cut a new bloom on the noID purplish-pink rose I inherited with the garden. Most of my rose blooms were withered prematurely by the strong winds that blew through here for 2 weeks so I decided to bring this one inside before rain spoiled the flower.
|I didn't bother to fill in the back of the vase as I might of done had I intended to put it where it could be viewed from all sides|
|Clockwise from the left, the vase contains: the beautifully scented noID rose, Abelia grandiflora, noID Alstroemeria, Pelargonium peltatum, and Tanacetum niveum|
Coincidentally, all three arrangements this week are pumped with scent. Here are mine in place.
|Vase #1 on the dining table; vase #2 in the front entry; and vase #3 on the bedroom fireplace mantle|
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