|Back view: Stems of blue and white Nigella 'Starry Nights Mix', also grown from seed, were added to provide more interest|
|Included, top row: Abelia grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated' and noID Agapanthus|
Middle row: Consolida ajacis in white and dark and light blue and Rotheca myricoides
Bottom row: Blue and white Nigella papillosa 'Starry Nights Mix'
The inspiration for my second arrangement was a new vase, received as an early birthday present from a surrogate family member. The vase is unusual and I didn't feel I could put just anything in it so I went looking for floral material that would complement its colors. I selected Salvia lanceolata, a South African native with mauve flowers as my starting point and took off hunting down suitable companions from there.
|I used the same Salvia in another arrangement in April but I like this mix better|
|Back view: The reddish-pink Centranthus ruber used here is far less common in my garden than the Centranthus with paler pink blooms|
|Included, top row: Centranthus ruber and Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey'|
Middle row: Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher', Lagurus ovatus, and pink Lathyrus odoratus
Bottom row: noID rose and Salvia lanceolata
For more creations by IAVOM contributors, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
As a side-note, we got a bit of rain overnight! That's remarkable for May. Last night's report was a 20-30% chance of 0.02/inch of rain overnight but I've tallied one-tenth of an inch already and it's still raining. What a wonderful May surprise. I hope the week brings a pleasant surprise or two your way as well!
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