|Leucospermum 'Brandi' provided the inspiration for my first vase|
|Back view: Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' was responsible for tying all the elements together|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Leucospermum 'Brandi', Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer', Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow', Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset', and Xylosma congestum|
The calla lilies at the bottom of our back slope are plentiful this year and it occurred to me that they'd look nice on our living room mantle, which has been looking very bare of late.
|I know many people allow calla lilies to stand on their own but I can only take simplicity so far|
|Back view: I did manage to restrict myself to three elements in this arrangement, however|
|From left to right: Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope', Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', and Zantedeschia aethiopica|
The dwarf bearded Iris on the back slope are also doing remarkably well this year. To my surprise, I discovered that the dark purple variety has a beautiful fragrance so I couldn't stop myself from cutting another stem this week. It had one fading bloom but two good-sized buds and, as the buds on last week's stem opened in my vase, I thought there's a good chance these buds will as well.
|I added 2 stems of a new Dutch Iris that just started blooming this week, filling in with a mish-mash of other flowers|
|Back view: The fresh green foliage accent is Prunus laurocerasus (aka cherry laurel), a prolific self-seeder here|
My husband isn't much into holiday celebrations of any kind and I'd no illusions about the possibility of finding chocolates or other tasty treats on Sunday but he did hide an Easter egg of a different sort, which I found when I downloaded photos for this post.
|He took this photo of Pipig in a pose signifying feline nirvana on her heating pad and left it for me to find when I used the camera for my IAVOM post|
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