My first vase was inspired by the soft cream-colored blooms of Correa 'Ivory Bells'.
|The blooms on Correa 'Ivory Bells' are more profuse than those of any of my other Australian fuchsias and the buttercream flowers of the Mimulus (monkeyflower) I picked up several weeks ago complement them perfectly|
|I added Moroccan daisies (Pyrethropsis hosmarinese) to the back of the arrangement|
|The buff color of the ornamental grass's plumes echoes the underside of the Correa's leaves|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated', Correa 'Ivory Bells', Laurel nobilis, Pennisetum 'Fireworks', Pyrethropsis hosmariense, Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light', and Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Buttercream'|
The inspiration for my second vase came from the vivid colors of an orchid bloom spike.
|The orchid is reportedly a hybrid combining genes of Oncidium, Odontoglossum, and Miltonia, now classified as Oncostele. (Orchid genealogy makes my eyes cross.)|
|I picked up the red color in the orchid using Celosia 'Intenz' (shown here at the back of the vase)|
|and the red flower-like bracts of two Leucadendrons, but I think the variegated foliage of Leucadendron 'Jester' did more to pull the composition together|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Celosia argentea 'Intenz', Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush', L. 'Safari Sunset', Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', Oncostele 'Wildcat' and, in the center, Leucadendron 'Jester'|
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