Tulips, real ones this time, kicked off the color scheme for my first vase.
|Not my best effort in decorating the vase's back side|
|The tulips were labeled "two-tone" without a cultivar name. The blooms were yellow and orange when they first emerged but the colors shifted to cream and red as they matured.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: "Two-tone" tulips, Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', Freesia, Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite', and noID small-cupped Narcissus|
I know I've said it before but I hadn't planned on creating three vases this week. I planned a pink vase and started by cutting stems of Grevillea sericea only to find that the other pink flowers I cut didn't make a good color match, even when I squinted hard. But, rather than toss out the the Grevillea stems, I cut other flowers to pair with them.
|The pink flowers of the Grevillea have bluish undertones|
|The Freesia I selected as an accent is a marbled pink with similar blue undertones|
|The odd thing about these Freesias is that they were a solid pink when I originally planted them. The marbled pink and white pattern showed up in later years, presumably due to some kind of virus.|
|From left to right: mutant Freesia, Grevillea sericea, and Helleborus 'Phoebe'|
The Ranunculus I'd originally cut as a match for Grevillea sericea has more yellow undertones than blue ones so I used plants with touches of yellow to go with them.
|I planted Ranunculus tubers in late October. This pink and white variety is the first to bloom.|
|The tiny pink flowers of the Coleonema (aka Breath of Heaven) wasn't a perfect match either but I went with it because its foliage is a yellow-chartreuse color|
|I planted the daffodils years ago but kept no record of the variety|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Ranunculus 'Tecolote Picotee', Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', pink Freesia, noID Narcissus, and Pyrethropsis hosmariense (aka Moroccan Daisy)|
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