|I also kept the arrangement somewhat looser than I usually do. The paperwhite Narcissus was thrown in the back, partly to add interest there but also because the stems had been plastered to the pavement by rain.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash', Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', and noID Narcissus|
For a few weeks now, I've been pruning plants as though my life depended on it and, as my pink-flowered Leptospermum is one of the plants under siege, I'm using it and another January all-star, Grevillea 'Penola', in a second vase.
|The Leptospermum and the Grevillea both have needle-like gray foliage but the former's flowers are flashier|
|This Grevillea has small but profuse red and white snail-shaped flowers, Most of the flowers on my plant are still tightly furled.|
|From left to right: Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola', Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Persicaria capitata|
For more January arrangements, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
On the weather front, we got a decent soaking of rain at last on Saturday night and there's more coming down this morning, and still more predicted for the coming weekend. With that boost, I'm hoping I'll see a variety of new blooms in February, if not sooner. On the other hand, I also hope Los Angeles will avoid any serious rain-related disasters in the recent burn areas. It's a fine balance Mother Nature but I know you're up to the challenge!
|View of the incoming storm from my backyard late Saturday afternoon|
|This is a closer look at one of the funnel clouds that got some news press in association with Saturday's storm. I caught it on camera too. Luckily, this one never touched the surface.|
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