|I can't remember creating a vase this streamlined since I started participating in "In a Vase on Monday"|
|Leptospermum 'Copper Glow' (left) and Leucanthemum x superbum (right)|
In viewing the above photos, you may have noticed that something's off with the kitchen space I use in photographing my vases. After dealing with almost a year's worth of bureaucratic red tape, we finally kicked off our long-awaited remodel last Wednesday. The current focus of work is outside as a team creates a new footing to support our five by nine foot kitchen extension but my husband is getting a head-start on taking apart our existing kitchen.
I've yet to determine where I'm going to go to prepare and photograph future vases so I used the kitchen this week while I still could. We expect the contractor to cut off water to the space later this week so I'll be grappling with that problem head-on next week. The contractor told me that I was also going to lose some of my Agapanthus this week when they pour a footing for the new HVAC system so I had to rescue those flower stalks for a second vase.
|It occurred to me that Agapanthus may look best on their own but one simple vase is all I had in me this week|
|Back view, featuring the last of the Nigella|
I hadn't planned a third vase but, rather than toss the foxglove stems I'd cut for first vase, I decided to use those in another vase featuring stems of Dahlia 'Enchantress'. That plant produced nine new blooms this week and ignoring her output seemed a crime.
|The vase ended up being a modified version of last week's dahlia arrangement|
|Back view, featuring the famous Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy' and the last of my Arthropodium cirratum|
|Clockwise from the left: Dahlia 'Enchantress' (shown with Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey'), Arthropodium cirratum (aka Renga lily), and Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) with Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy'|
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