|In keeping with the wild look of these Southern California natives, I kept the arrangement loose and simple|
|I tucked the Sideritis cypria I used in last week's vase into this one. (Note: I mistakenly labeled this as S. syriaca, a different species, in last week's post.)|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Achillea 'Moonshine', Sideritis cypria, Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', and Romneya coulteri|
While down on the back slope, I noticed that another stalk of bearded Iris was blooming and, since I spend relatively little time down there, I cut it too. I threw a lot of other long-stemmed flowers into the mix with it, creating a second vase with a wild look and loose composition. However, like the first vase, it might have looked better had I simplified the flower palette.
|It's a bit of a mish-mash|
|The stem of Melaleuca thymifolia at the base of the arrangement was a last minute addition. It has an interesting flower, although the plant itself has a sloppy look in the border and I've contemplated pulling it out.|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Arthropodium cirratum, Coriandrum sativum, noID Delphinium, Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White', Lathyrus odoratus, noID Iris germanica, and, in the middle, Melaleuca thymifolia|
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