|Even with glass marbles to help hold everything in place, I had challenges with this arrangement|
|People have asked if I stand on a chair to photograph my vases from the top. Usually, I don't have to but this time I needed both a chair and a more open area of the kitchen to get a clear shot.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Magnolia grandiflora cone, Grevillea 'Superb', Magnolia leaves, and leaves of what I think is a 'Fuyu' persimmon (Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu')|
There weren't many ingredients in the first vase but they were cumbersome and, for once, I gave serious thought to stopping with vase #1. But I've become accustomed to having fresh flowers in the front entry too so I put together a second smaller vase for that spot, incorporating a bloom that surprised me when it made its first appearance in my back garden last week.
|The Camellias that performed so well in a vase last week are back this week but, in my view, the star of this arrangement is the single Nerine|
|Back view, showing off the Leptospermum currently blooming in abundance, as well as Westringia foliage recycled from one of last week's vases|
|Top view, once again showing off the Nerine bloom. As I recall, I planted perhaps a dozen of these bulbs in one area of the back garden 2 or more years ago. They've previously produced foliage but this is the first bloom I've had.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: noID Camellia sasanqua, Abelia grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated', Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light', Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and noID Nerine|
Cutting and arranging flowers gave me a nice break from the garden clean-up activities that consumed much of my time during the extended holiday weekend. I was aching all over Saturday night and Sunday morning but I feel almost normal again now so I can get back to work. We had rain early Thanksgiving morning and there's a chance of another storm later this week. Both major fires in California are finally fully contained and it's possible to take deep breaths again. Things are looking up here.
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