|The Anemones in my cutting garden have peaked but there were still a few vase-worthy blooms
|Back view: I gathered other flowers in shades of pink and blue to play off the colors of the Anemone's petals
|Clockwise from the upper left: Cistus x skanbergii, lavender and blue Freesia, Osteospermum 'Berry White', Hebe 'Wiri Blush', Trichostemma 'Midnight Magic', Osteospermum 'Violet Ice' and, in the middle, hybrid Anemone 'Mistral Rarity'
Energized by my first collection effort, I tackled a second, centered around the first blooms of Leucospermum 'Spider' I'd originally eyed for one of last week's vases.
|'Spider's' flower sepals are an amethyst color, which prompted me to add touches of pale blue to the arrangement
|Back view: I added 2 Narcissus varieties to the mix to echo up the peach color of the Leucospermum
I cut more than I needed for the first arrangement so the leftovers went into a tiny vase for the kitchen island.
|The contents are noID Pericallis (aka Florist's Cineraria) and Persicaria capitata
I hope you're able to escape current circumstances at times. Born well after the travails of World War II, this is the first time I can think of in which people all over the world are facing the same concerns, even if in varying degrees of intensity. Here in Southern California, we got a little extra help on Friday.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what other IAVOM contributors have pulled from their gardens to lift their spirits this week. Best wishes to all!
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