Leucospermum 'Brandi' seems to be in a hurry as well. The shrub's full of mature flowers now so I decided to cut three for use in a vase this week. The flowers look like pinwheels so they fit the spinning theme.
|I planted both 'Transformer' and Bulpleurum from seed in the same raised planter. The latter has yet to make an appearance but 'Transformer' has a nice display going.|
|The Ranunculus are just about finished, taken out prematurely after being buffeted by a few rounds of Santa Ana winds|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Leucospermum 'Brandi', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Lotus berthelotii 'Gold Flash', Ranunculus, and Nigella orientalis 'Transformer'|
Last week I admired the Dutch Iris Christina of My Hesperides Garden featured in her IAVOM post, commenting that I'd like to have some in similar colors, only to be surprised by the appearance of two similar blooms in my front garden late last week. I planted the bulbs in October 2017 and all I remembered about them was that they were pale blue in color but they're actually a mix of blue and white with a touch of yellow at the throat.
|According to my records, the Iris is 'Silver Beauty'|
|I played off the yellow at the throats of the Iris with the addition of Phlomis fruticosa (aka Jeruselem sage)|
|I added more light blue to the mix with the stems of the same Salvia I used last week|
For more Monday vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Best wishes for a happy Earth Day!
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