As we celebrate Valentine's Day this week, I immediately fixated on the Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite' now dominating my garden on the northeast side; however, I ran into a bit of a challenge finding suitable companions for it.
|'Scarlet Sprite' shows up better in the back view but, in hindsight, I should have cut taller stems to give the plant more prominence in this vase|
|Clockwise from the upper left: noID Alstroemeria, Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset', Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite', and Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White'|
I'd initially thought I'd cut a stem of hellebore or two to pair with the Grevillea in the first vase but, not only was the hellebore significantly shorter than the Grevillea, the color was off. Whereas the Grevillea leans toward rosy-pink, the hellebore's flowers had a definite blue bent. As I got wetter, I quickly regrouped.
|I used Helleborus 'Blue Lady' in this vase. pairing it with flowers that were blue or leaned in that direction|
|Back view: I used the blue Echium handiense with pink buds again this week|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Pericallis 'Magic Salmon', Echium handiense 'Pride of Fuerteventura', Helleborus 'Blue Lady', Grevillea sericea, and Lavandula multifida|
Last week's vases were still in good shape so I gave them fresh water and a few minor touch-ups and found new spots for them.
Meanwhile, the new vases assumed the vacated spots.
For more IAVOM creations, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Have a happy Valentine's Day!
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