Camellias generally don't last long in a vase but I enjoy having them in the house, if only briefly, so I can enjoy their beauty up close.
|I chose an asymmetrical glass vase and plants with subtle pink touches to let the Camellias shine|
|Back view: The yellow at the throat of the Nemesia picks up the color at the center of the Camellia in a subtle echo|
|Clockwise from the left: Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection', Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl', and Nemesia 'Snow Angel'|
I usually feature the flower-like bracts of Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' in a vase earlier in January.
Some of the yellow bracts of the Leucadendron are already developing the reddish color they get as they age and the central cones are gradually shifting from yellow to brown so the window to share them in a vase was narrowing.
|The only floral accents I included were a few stems of paperwhite Narcissus|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder', Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash', Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', noID Narcissus, and Phormium 'Maori Queen'|
We had a few warm days last week and expect to have even higher temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70sF this week. Sadly, there's no rain in the forecast for the next couple of weeks but, if we can't have rain, maybe I'll at least have some new blooms to share next week.
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