My garden is less colorful at the moment since I pulled the spent summer bloomers from my cutting garden last week. I've sown seeds and planted bulbs and plugs with the expectation of having my first cool season blooms there within the next couple of months. In the meantime, I have to scout other areas of my garden to find vase-worthy materials.
|Yellow-flowered Senna bicapsularis has a brief bloom period but it's at its peak right now|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Senna bicapcularis, noID guava fruit, dried flower stems of Leonotis leonurus, foliage of Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', and feathery plumes of Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum'|
The bush violets (Barleria obtusa) are also plentiful at the moment, providing the focal point for my second vase.
|Violet buds open at regular intervals but the spent flowers also drop continuously so using the flowers in a vase is a mixed bag|
|I clipped Moroccan daisies (Pyrethropsis hosmariense) to dress up the back of the vase/mug|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Barleria obtusa, Correa 'Ivory Bells', Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum', Osteospermum '4D Silver', and Pyrethropsis hosmariense|
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