|'Enchantress' was unfurling a third bloom but I thought it was still too tight to open fully after the stem was cut so I made due with 2 stems|
|I was pleased to find that my Renga lilies (Arthropodium cirratum) nicely complemented the dahlias|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Dahlia 'Enchantress', Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher', Digitalis purpurea, Arthropodium cirratum, Dorycnium hirsutum, and Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'|
Another of my favorite summer flowers, Eustoma grandiflorum (aka lisianthus), also produced its first blooms last week so of course I had to create a second vase.
|Although several stems of the blue lisianthus had blooms, I could only bring myself to cut one. My recollection is that the unopened buds don't usually unfurl if the stem is cut prematurely.|
|I filled out the arrangement with my beautiful ruffled Shasta daisies, as well as some of the spring blooms currently facing eviction from my cutting garden|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Eustoma grandiflorum (lisianthus), Consolida ajacis (aka larkspur), Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta daisy), Globularia x indubia (aka globe daisy), and Nigella papillosa 'Starry Night' (aka love-in-a-mist)|
You may have noticed that our kitchen is still intact. We finally have our construction permit and late last week we had the small amount of asbestos found in our attic removed. Work on the footing for the kitchen extension should begin later this week. In the meantime, we've packed up everything but the furniture in the living room, as well as half the contents of the kitchen. We're getting closer to demolition but, with the slow roll on the project, I'm afraid the remodel won't be done by Christmas.
|Meanwhile, my vases sit on the remaining items of furniture in the dining room and front entry, surrounded by boxes|
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