|The blue Plumbago was the starting point for this arrangement. I came across it at my local garden center last week and couldn't pass up buying 2 plants to fill the large pots that sit outside my new lath (shade) house.|
|The Plumbago flowers really are as blue as they appear in these photos|
|The blue and purple Anemones came from inside my lath house|
The Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia x blakeana) in the front garden has been blooming more heavily than I can remember for well over a month now and, although past experience indicates that the flowers will not last long in a vase, I couldn't stop myself from cutting some this week.
|I always believed that the tree bloomed best when the air was on the humid side but that must not be the factor I thought it was as December was unusually dry|
|I found a surprising number of plants to complement the almost glow-in-the-dark Bauhinia blooms but they didn't all fit in the vase I selected|
|The wire-thin stems of Gomphrena were the primary accent|
|The vase contains Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy' (shown with Lobularia maritima), Bauhinia x blakeana, and Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star'|
Finding the right vase for the Bauhinia stems proved a problem as the stems are top-heavy and need support. I ended up using a vase with a small opening that couldn't accommodate everything I'd cut so the extras went into a tiny vase that now sits by the kitchen sink.
|The small vase contains Alternanthera 'Little Ruby', Ocimum hybrid 'African Blue Basil', and Persicaria capitata|
I moved this week's vases around a bit before they finally found their spots.
|The blue vase sits in the front entry and the pink one on a side table in the living room|
Last week's vase remains in its place on the dining room table, looking little different than it did last week.
|Ignore the blue tape on the wall in the background. My husband is starting another project, which I fear may involve drilling through walls.|
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