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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