|Photo taken Sunday afternoon|
Meanwhile, 'Mr Optimist' is sprinting, followed closely by 'Enchantress', 'Labyrinth' and 'Loverboy'. The rest of my dahlias currently seem content to produce more and more leaves but I'm reasonably sure they'll come through eventually. The first of Zinnias I pinched back are finally budding up too, a self-seeded Amaranthus has made an unexpected appearance, and more than half a dozen Gladiolas have bloom spikes so things are looking up in my cutting garden. However, this week I once again made do with what my larger garden had to offer.
My first vase was inspired by the light pink Scabiosa in the front garden.
|While the pink Amaryllis belladonna are still dominating my backyard border, a few white specimens finally showed up. At the same time a few white Lisianthus blushed with pink also popped up in different areas of the garden. Serendipity!|
|I dressed up the back of the vase with stems of Abelia 'Edward Goucher', Ammi majus, and Salvia canariensis. The Salvia is more bracts than flowers now. |
|Clockwise from the upper left: Amaryllis belladonna (aka naked lady), Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher', Eustoma grandiflorum (aka Lisianthus), Scabiosa columbaria 'Flutter Rose Pink', Ammi majus 'Dara', and Salvia canariensis var candidissima|
The second vase is comprised of more foliage than flowers but includes stems of some of the Leucadendrons with bracts that mimic flowers.
|There are no actual flowers visible in this front view. I used two stems of Caladium to pull the colors together.|
|The back view offers just two real flowers, those of a white-flowered Crassula pubescens and a red-flowered Penstemon mexicali|
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