My first vase was originally inspired by the flowers of a Hebe I've been admiring for weeks.
|Yet Pelargonium 'Rembrandt' and Cistus 'Sunset' took over the front of the vase
|And Digitalis purpurea grabbed attention in the back
|With the ruffled Shasta daisy, a gift from my friend Daria following the death of my mother years ago, rising to the top
|Clockwise from the upper left: Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta daisy), noID Alstroemeria, Cistus 'Sunset', Digitalis purpurea, Hebe 'Wiri Blush', Helleborus 'Anna's Red' (with Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'), and Pelargonium 'Rembrandt'
My second vase was prepared to take advantage of the blue Delphiniums and larkspur in bloom in my cutting garden before the summer heat diminishes their beauty.
|Two stems of Delphinium elatum stretch heavenward
|The wispy white stems of Coriandrum sativum provide light
|Larkspur and love-in-the-mist round things out
|Clockwise from the upper left: Delphinium elatum 'Pacific Giants', Consolida ajacis (larkspur) in various hues, Coriandrum sativum (aka cilantro/coriander), Lathyrus odoratus 'Blue Celeste', and Nigella papillosa 'Starry Night Mix' (love-in-the-mist)
The third vase contains peonies I picked up tightly in bud at a local market last Wednesday because the two plants in my garden refused to bloom again this year.
|The buds have been opening ever so slowly since Wednesday
All my vases this week are offered in remembrance.
|In memory of: Daria, dear friend
Nothing will be the same without you
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