New blooms on the beloved Plectranthus I brought here as a cutting from my former garden provided the jumping off point for my first arrangement.
|I grow Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' for its textured foliage but I do love the lavender flowers that appear in early fall each year|
|Eustoma grandiflorum in various colors accent the Plectranthus|
A flush of blooms on Dahlia 'Terracotta' provided the impetus for the second arrangement, even though the starring roles went to other blooms.
|While Dahlia 'Terracotta' is still producing a lot of blooms, the flowers are steadily getting smaller, but late bloomer, Dahlia 'Fairway Spur', produced one good-sized flower. The color difference between the two is more apparent now.|
|I added guavas to this arrangement; however, they're almost hidden behind the flowers. The guavas are still green but, most years, not many survive to ripen as the squirrels seem to confuse them with nuts and bury them.|
|In contrast to some of my prior vases, the flowers of the Grevillea hold their own in this arrangement|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Dahlia 'Fairway Spur', Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Dahlia 'Terracotta', Grevillea 'Superb', and noID guava|
The vases assumed their usual places, under the oversight of my feline "consultant."
|Pipig plunked herself down next to the first vase on the table in the front entry and gave me a questioning look. I think she continues to be amazed that flowers can hold my attention when she's around.|
Visit Cathy, our "In a Vase on Monday" host, at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other bloggers have put together this week.
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