|The Pelargonium's variegated foliage is its principal attraction in my view but I enjoy the flowers too|
As pretty as 'Oldbury Duet' is, it was quickly put in its place by the blooms I selected to accompany it, creating a mix that can more accurately be described as an ensemble cast.
|'Oldbury Duet' set the color palette but both the snapdragons and the burgundy ivy geranium are splashier|
|Back view, showing off white Centranthus and the blooms of bolting cilantro, as well as some of my first sweet pea flowers|
The second arrangement was intended to feature the tall bearded Iris on the back slope. The back slope is invisible to all but the most intrepid visitors and even my husband and I only visit the space a couple of times a week on average.
|I took this photo last Thursday, thinking one or both of the Iris stems shown here would be flowering by Sunday; however, only one very small stem (not shown) had an open flower|
As the 2 taller Iris stems failed to bloom on my schedule, I ended up with another ensemble case.
|Back view, featuring white breath of heaven and borage|
With the exception of the arrangement in the clasped hands vase, last week's arrangements were relegated to the compost bin. Before I tossed the one containing the white Delphinium, though, I snapped a photo showing how that pristine white flower evolved during the course of the week.
|As the week progressed, the formerly white Delphinium slowly turned a medium blue, starting at the bottom and gradually extending upwards. Is that normal for Delphiniums? I've had little prior experience with them.|
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