|The yellow Lisianthus blooms are tinged with pink and the dahlia has yellow accents so the two seemed made for one another|
|Leucadendron 'Pisa's' heavy cones have been weighing down several of the shrub's branches, begging to be cut, so this was a perfect opportunity use a few|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill', Crassula pubescens ssp radicans, Fatsia japonica 'Camouflage', Eustoma grandiflorum, and Leucadendron 'Pisa'|
The second vase didn't come together as well in my estimation. I took my inclination to blend flowers too far, creating an arrangement in which the individual blooms had little opportunity to distinguish themselves.
|Lots of red tones here but nothing to set them off, either in texture or color|
|Although the Grevilleas shown in the prior view were mean to be the stars of the arrangement, I think the Lotus berthelotii shown here in the back view makes a stronger statement|
After staring at the arrangement for awhile on my dining room table, I gave it a quick tweak and left it at that.
|The tweaked version of the original arrangement is shown on the right. The addition of the Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) adds contrast but now the Lisianthus are lost in the mix.|
The first vase sits in the front entry.
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