|The back of this vase is a mess but I didn't have the patience to fuss with it. Heat makes me cranky.|
Our temperatures jumped dramatically last week, quickly withering more flowering plants than I can count. My Agapanthus are on their last legs so I hunted down the last presentable specimens I could find for a second vase to enjoy inside the house, where it's nominally cooler, at least when we have ours fans running at full speed. Because half the house is torn up, we can't run our house's air conditioning system so it's been warm even inside.
|At least the pale blue Agapanthus made me feel cooler|
|After putting on a good show since early January, the sea lavender (Limonium perezii), shown here at the back of the vase, is on its last legs too|
|Top view, showing off lavender-streaked flowers of white lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agapanthus, Abelia grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated', Auranticarpa rhombifolium, Eustoma grandiflorum, Limonium perezii, and Trichostemma 'Midnight Magic'|
Both this week's vases found places in our master bedroom, the coolest room in the house, which we've managed to keep in the low 80sF with the help of a portable AC unit.
|Meanwhile, the culprit has forgotten all about her transgression|
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