|The calla lilies still haven't appeared in large numbers but two stems were enough on this occasion|
|The Moroccan daisies have short stems but they still do a good job of dressing up the base of an arrangement|
|The velvety leaves of the peppermint geranium provided the foliage accent|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Freesia, Abelia grandiflora 'Radiance, Pelargonium tomentosum (aka peppermint geranium), Zantedeschia aethiopica (aka calla lily), and Pyrethropsis hosmariense (aka Moroccan daisy)|
My hellebores have also produced their first flowers. I'd been hoping to combine 'Anna's Red' with the flowers of a Cyclamen in a similar shade so I cut both for a second vase. Unfortunately, the tiny Cyclamen flowers got lost in the vase I'd selected so I ended up starting the arrangement all over again using a different vase.
|I love the color of this vase but it has a narrow and irregular neck that limits how much I can shove down its throat. I had to jettison some of the stems I'd cut as they were either too fragile or too thick to cram in.|
|Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy's' thin stems were no problem|
|Clockwise from the left: Helleborus 'Anna's Red', Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy', Hebe (Veronica) 'Wiri Blush', and Westringia 'Morning Light'|
|The leftovers, including the tiny noID Cyclamen, two fat stems of noID Alstroemeria and extra stems of the Hebe and Gomphrena were popped into a 3-inch vase|
Last week's "tulip" vase is still on the dining room table and one of the orchids I received last week is in the front entry so the new vases ended up in areas that don't get flowers as often.
|The Freesia arrangement ended up in the living room and the other two vases landed on the master bedroom mantel|
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