Alstroemeria 'Claire' provided the impetus for the color scheme of my first vase.
|The color combination here is a departure from my usual reliance on complementary colors. The burgundy specks in the Alstroemeria's petals prompted me to include red elements to punctuate the white and yellow flowers.|
|The tall spires of Sideritis |
|In addition to the Sideritis, the Dr. Seuss-like flowers of Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem sage) and Salvia lanceolata (rocky mountain sage) gave the arrangement a quirky touch I liked|
I saw lots of pretty larkspurs during our garden tours in Texas so it was a natural choice for my second vase this week. My plants were grown in my cutting garden from seed my brother harvested from his garden last year. I've never grown larkspur before and wasn't sure it would do well here but it germinated and grew without any problem in my well-watered raised planters. I'll definitely sow it again this coming fall. (Thanks Eric!)
|I'd thought the foxgloves would be the dominant feature in this vase but, when I discovered just how much this new vase could hold, I added a hefty stem of the mid-blue Delphinium to the mix|
|This was another hard vase to photograph from above, even standing on a chair|
I'd intended to place the tall vase on the dining room table but I'm so in love with my first vase this week that I had to have it where I could admire it with my breakfast so I swapped the positions of the two vases.
|The vase on the right is a new one, picked up at West Elm when I attended the South Coast Plaza Spring Garden Show late last month. I pulled one of the cat figurines I collected years ago as an accent.|
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