|As usual, I crammed more stems than I should have into this vase. Once I cut flowers, I'm always loathe to toss them directly in the compost heap.|
|The Orlaya grandiflora grown from seed were meant to have a larger starring role in the arrangement but they're crowded too tight to have the impact I envisioned|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmation White', spent Helleborus 'Anna's Red', Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', Orlaya grandiflora, Pelargonium 'Orange Fizz', and P. cucullatum 'Flore Plenum'|
I've planted sweet peas from seed for at least 3 years now and my records indicate that, while this year's blooms are almost a month behind the 2017 crop, they're just a couple of weeks behind the 2018 crop. However, in prior years, I've also added a couple of specialty nursery-grown seedlings to my planters in late winter, which I didn't do this year so it may be that my own seed-grown plants are right on target.
|Although it took awhile to select flowers for this arrangement, I was pleased with the final product|
|Top view: The surprise element here are the seedpods of Nigella 'Transformer'|
Last week's arrangements held up well. While I tossed out the contents of one, I held on to a simplified version of the arrangement featuring the "pinwheel" flowers.
|The Ranunculus blooms may not last another week but the Leucospermum 'Brandi' flowers should|
The new arrangements found their spots.
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