|The pink Alstroemerias are sparser than usual this spring but, with a plentiful supply of pink flowers elsewhere in the garden, I picked what I had to tie my other choices together|
|The Centranthus ruber (aka Jupiter's Beard) that colors up my drab back slope in spring is blooming right on schedule|
|I stood on a chair to take this top view photo and still couldn't entirely capture it|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: noID Alstroemeria, Antirrhinum majus, Centranthus ruber, Coleonema album, Freesia, Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Ranunculus|
My perennial flossflower (Ageratum corymbosum) is now in full bloom, stretching into one of the main pathways in the back garden, so it was a natural choice for cutting this week, although I was challenged to avoid duplicating the vase I created two weeks ago.
|In addition to the Ageratum, I used the same Osteospermum I paired with it 2 weeks ago|
|but the other elements are new|
|I also had a problem photographing this vase from above|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Osteospermum '3D Berry White', Ageratum corymbosum, Coleonema album, Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White', Limonium perezii, Ocimum hybrid 'African Blue Basil', and Polygala myrtifolia 'Mariposa'|
Here's a side-by-side comparison of today's vase and the one I created two weeks ago:
|Oops, I duplicated the Coleonema too. Still, I think the 2 arrangements have their own personalities.|
The new vases landed on the dining room table and in the front entry as usual. Last week's vases held up surprisingly well but I tossed most of the contents anyway.
For more Monday vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. For those of you still suffering winter's chill, I hope some of Southern California's warmth blows your way.
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