My husband and I held our annual Christmas smörgåsbord on Saturday and I prepared an arrangement for the new kitchen island to great our guests. The arrangement was constructed around a single stem of Hippeastrum 'Zombie'.
|As I did in early December, I combined the 'Zombie' Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) with Grevilleas but this time I added Australian fuchsias (Correa) and a different mix of foliage|
|Back view: I used 2 cultivars of Grevillea this time|
On Sunday morning, in response to warnings about another rainstorm headed our way, I gathered a few more blooms for a second small arrangement.
|In retrospect, I like this back view of the vase better than the one I selected as the front view|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Antirrhinum majus, Eustoma grandiflorum (Lisianthus), Argyranthemum fruticosa 'Everest', Osteospermum 'Berry White', Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light'|
Last week's dry vase did only so-so. The succulents were fine of course but the small amount of water in the floral tubes used to sustain the berries and Coprosma was rapidly depleted and, as they couldn't be refilled without deconstructing the entire vase, those plants shriveled. The Leucadendron stems fared somewhat better but I'd be hesitant to create a wreath of them, at least for use inside. Outside, without exposure to the dry furnace air, they might hold up better.
For more of this week's IAVOM creations, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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