|And the red bracts of Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' and 'Blush' do a good job of imitating rose buds|
|The rear view shows off Leucadendron 'Blush'|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset', L. salignum 'Blush', L. salignum 'Chief', flowers of Arbutus 'Marina', Coprosma repens 'Fireburst', and Correa 'Wyn's Wonder'|
The second vase made use of the bush violets I currently have in abundance.
|I didn't even make a dent in the mass of Barleria obtusa currently in bloom|
|I'd have liked to add more white to this vase but I'm short on white flowers at the moment and the gray foliage of Artemisia ludoviciana, which I've just hacked back to prevent it from self-seeding everywhere, works almost as well|
|The vase contains: Barleria obtusa (top row), Artemisia ludoviciana (bottom, left), Solanum valerianum 'Navidad, Jalisco' and Eustoma grandiflorum (both bottom, right). The last 2 are stray blooms.|
I couldn't bring myself to toss or plant the Graptoveria cutting I used in one of last week's vases so I bent its wire stem and shoved it into a small stone vase without water.
|Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' will keep me company at my desk a while longer until I replant it in one of my succulent beds|
The other 2 vases ended up in the usual places. For more vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
I wrote this post before I heard the news of yet another mass shooting in the US. Now the red of the first vase makes me think of the innocent blood shed yet again because US politicians are afraid to stand up for reasonable controls on gun purchases. The blue reflects my mood as I fear there will never be an end to the routine of these shootings in my lifetime.
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