|The starting point for this vase were recent blooms of Arthropodium cirratum (aka Renga Lily). It's one of my favorite flowering plants; however, its plentiful but small blooms often get eclipsed by larger blooms when they're combined in a vase.|
|Back view: This time, with the exception of 3 Shasta daisies, I combined it with other smallish blooms|
After finding that I'd managed to lose 3 dahlia tubers to rot, I picked up a new plant from my local garden center a few days ago. It already had buds and I cut one open bloom with little thought as to what I had available to combine with it. The dahlia, 'Otto's Thrill', is pink with yellow highlights.
|This is a mature bloom I cut when I put the plant in the ground last week|
I've noticed that pink flowers can be a surprisingly difficult to mix as some have strong yellow undertones while others are decidedly blue. I sat the flower I'd cut down next to Lantana 'Irene' which varies in color from yellow to pink to fuchsia and decided on the spot to try them together.
|Although the 'Irene' is described as a mix of yellow and pink, it reads as more orange than pink here. I considered removing both the Lantana and the yellow Achillea but that made the arrangement dull to my eyes so I left it alone.|
|Back view: I reused the Heuchera blooms from last week|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill', Achillea 'Moonshine', Heuchera maxima, Leucadendron salignum 'Chief', Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Lantana camara 'Irene'|
I'd cut stems of a peach-colored sweet pea too but it was way too far off for the second vase so I tossed those stems into a tiny vase with other leftovers.
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