For the first time I can remember, I searched for flowers and foliage for "In a Vase on Monday" in the rain. The flowers and I were both wet when I finished.
|The harbor below us was completely invisible throughout the morning hours. The effect is even more eerie at night when the ubiquitous lights of the harbor are extinguished.|
|The only sign of civilization visible from the back garden was the indistinct view of a house across the canyon from us|
The Dutch Iris visible in the first photo provided the starting point for my vase, another spin on the blue and yellow color combinations I used last week.
|Both Iris stems showed signs of second blooms emerging below the first blooms. In cutting the stems, I hope I haven't prevented the secondary blooms from making an appearance.|
|Back view, showing off a couple of blue Eustoma (Lisianthus) blooms, as well as the first blooms of papery Limonium this season|
I'd decided to stop at one vase this week but, when the skies cleared mid-afternoon, I ventured out to see how things looked and, perhaps to no one's surprise but mine, I ended up cutting a few more blooms for a second vase to replace the scrappy remnants of last week's vase in my front entry.
|While clouds and moist are still shrouded the shores of Long Beach in the distance, the harbor itself was clear|
|When the fog lifted, the harbor even revealed a cruise ship in port|
|I cut some of the Freesias that annoyed me by blooming in shades of dark pink rather than the blue tones promised on the packages I purchased last October|
|I once again reused the Coprosma stems I cut for a vase 2 weeks ago|
|And I tucked in stems of a neighbor's jasmine that hangs down on my side of our common fence|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', Freesia, Jasminium polyanthum, and Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'|
For more Monday vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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