|They appear to be asleep but they're ready to jump into action in response to any change in the environment|
Yesterday morning we awoke to a blanket of fog but it quickly cleared out and, walking through the garden, it felt as though we were on the cusp of Spring. The birds were singing and, if I could carry a tune, I'd have joined them. Bulbs I planted in early November and others planted years ago are gradually revealing their blooms. Those blooms kicked off my search for plant material to fill this week's vases.
|For a change, I managed to keep this arrangement relatively simple|
|Top view: Could that Anemone be more perfect? It's the product of a group of Italian hybrid tubers I planted in early November.|
|Clockwise from the top: Anemone 'Mistral Azzurro', Ceanothus arboreous 'Clif Schmidt', noID Freesia, and Osteospermum 'Violet Ice'|
Another Anemone provided the starting point for my second vase.
|I started with very few ideas as to what I could pair with the subtle white, mauve and blue shades in the Anemone's petals. As usual, I got carried away in adding new elements.|
|The foxglove stems were recycled from one of last week's vases|
|Top view: The Anemone in this arrangement was more mature than the one in the prior arrangement. Interestingly, it turned out to have a 2-headed bloom (shown more clearly in the photo below).|
I'm willing to bet that, if I hike down to the bottom of the slope this afternoon, that Iris I'd originally targeted as the centerpiece of my first vase will be in full bloom. Usually the first Iris to bloom, it always seems to elude inclusion in a vase.
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