|The foxglove flower stalk might have benefited from another week in the garden but I couldn't resist cutting it|
|The back view isn't one of my best efforts|
|And the kitchen cabinets above the peninsula here prevented me from getting a good top view|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Peach', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Calendula officinalis 'Bronzed Beauty', Grevillea 'Superb', Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', and Lobelia laxiflora|
As usual, I'd picked a few flowers I elected not to use in the vase shown above; however, they were perfect for the small vase I picked up when my husband and I visited The Huntington Gardens just over a week ago.
|All this vase needs are a few slender stems|
|The back view shows off its cactus shape|
|The vase contains 2 stems of yellow Freesia and 4 tiny stems of Pyrethropsis hosmariense (aka Moroccan daisy), as well as a stray stem of Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'|
The vase I created 3 weeks ago for the dining table containing Aeonium blooms was finally retired to make way for the first vase, although the Aeoniums were still in surprisingly good shape and probably could have held up another week, if not longer. Despite its diminutive size, the second vase landed in the front entry, where the scent of the Freesias can greet us as we walk in the front door.
Other than the light touch of hail we got last Monday afternoon, which our roof-top weather station didn't even register as measurable precipitation, we're still dry as dust here. There's another chance of rain later tonight but, after more unrealized forecasts than I can count, it's hard to get hopped up about it (although I will be doing a rain dance later this afternoon). Dry as this rainy season has been, spring is marching in. In addition to the Freesias, the first daffodils and Sparaxis flowers are making an appearance here and there. Yesterday afternoon, I was surprised to see even my temperamental Scilla peruviana producing blooms.
To see what blooms are popping up in vases elsewhere, visit our "In a Vase on Monday" host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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