Finding flowers to fill a vase (much less my usual two or three vases) has become more of a challenge with each passing week. Only a handful of flower species are currently available in a bountiful supply but of course I try not to repeat myself. As my Correa 'Pink Eyre' (aka Australian fuchsia) is dripping in blooms, I knew I wanted to use it again but I'd no idea what to pair with it until I tripped over two stems of pink Alstroemeria blooming off-season while doing some pruning. Unfortunately, one of those stems was no longer vase-worthy when I went to pick them yesterday morning and the second one started to collapse as I began putting my arrangement together so some shuffling was required.
|The diminished noID Alstroemeria was tucked into the back of the arrangement|
|Clockwise from the upper left: noID Alstroemeria, noID Camellia sasanqua, Correa pulchella 'Pink Eyre', the noID orchid that might be a Cattleya, Pentas lanceolata, and Prostanthera ovatifolia 'Variegata' foliage|
After cutting one orchid, I decided why not cut another one while I was at it, especially as the orchid in question fit the color mix I'd already selected.
|Both orchids were in my lath (shade) house. This noID miniature Phalaenopsis has been blooming for two months and was starting to fade so I justified cutting it on that basis.|
|I dressed up the back of the arrangement with a stem of white Dianthus|
|The most unusual element is Pelargonium 'Colocho', shown in this view jutting out at roughly the two and eight o'clock positions when viewed from overhead. It's growth habit is very interesting but this arrangement doesn't show off its shape to its best advantage. You can find better photos here.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: noID miniature Phalaenopsis, Polygala fruticosa (aka sweet pea shrub), Pelargonium 'Colocho', Dianthus barbatus 'Dash White', Salvia canariensis var candissima, and Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light'|
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