|I swapped out the pink snapdragons I'd originally cut for Centranthus ruber, which has a blue undertone|
|The pink and white flowers dominate the back view|
|The stamens and base of each Echium flower have tinges of pink, which is what led me in the pink direction|
My second vase couldn't be more different. As my Lotus bethelotii is rapidly growing to cover the flagstone path in the back garden, I felt I had to cut some of it back and those cuttings became the springboard for vase #2.
|The fiery color palette here is one I've used a couple of times before, although the elements aren't identical to those in my prior compositions|
|The back view is dominated by a stem of Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer', Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope', Bulbine frutescens, Grevillea 'Superb', Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Sunset', and Lotus bethelotii 'Amazon Sunset'|
And I have a third vase this week. As mentioned, I'd cut pink snapdragons when I was collecting material for the first vase but I changed my mind about including them in that arrangement. However, the blooms were in perfect condition and I couldn't bring myself to toss them out so I gathered a couple of other complementary plants to create vase #3.
|I think the spare collection of blooms fit the somewhat fussy china vase I picked up earlier this year in a thrift shop|
|Unlike my prior efforts using this vase, this arrangement shows off the manicured nails of the disembodied hands|
|The vase contains: Antirrhinum majus, Argyranthemum 'Madeira Pink' and Ranunculus|
Visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, to find more Monday vases.
|Each of the vases sits in its own room so the clashes between them aren't noticable|
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