Grevillea 'Superb' literally blooms year-round here and its flowers provided the jumping off point for my first vase this week.
|Tagetes lemmonii (aka Copper Canyon Daisy) just started its fall bloom cycle, providing a bright accent to the more subdued blooms of the Grevillea|
|Other accents are provided by the variegated foliage of Coprosma 'Fire Burst' and berries of Nandina domestica|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Coprosma repens 'Fire Burst', flowers of Echeveria 'Blue Curls', Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', berries of Nandina domestica, Tagetes lemmonii, and Grevillea 'Superb'|
My second vase celebrates the recovery of my Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia x blakeana). The semi-evergreen tree dropped all its leaves following the horrific heatwave we had in early July, the first time I've ever seen that happen. The leaves slowly came back in the months after that event but there were few flowers until recently. I cut 3 stems for a second small vase.
|The orchid tree's blooms don't last longer than a few days but using them in a vase allows me to enjoy them close-up|
|I embellished the back of the vase using Celosia 'Intenz'|
|The top view shows off the reddish-pink blooms of a new Lisianthus I recently discovered at my local garden center|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Bauhinia x blakeana, Eustoma grandiflorum (aka Lisianthus), Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy', Celosia argentea 'Intenz Dark Purple', and Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star'|
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