The flowers available for cutting are in shorter supply now and the blooms I do have generally don't have long vase-lives. In recognition of the season, the first arrangement is a mix of red and green with a few splashes of white. I emphasized a variety of foliage so that it may retain some interest even when the flowers collapse.
The second, smaller arrangement made use of the current abundance of Camellia sasanqua. As our humidity levels have been low more often than not recently, the Camellia blooms wither quickly, even in their protected spot under the roof eave on the north side of the house. There are lots of flowers but finding a few in pristine condition with stems of a decent length was a little bit of a challenge.
|At best, these Camillia flowers will last 2-3 days|
|The uninteresting back view|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Argyranthemum 'Angelic Giant Pink', two unidentified forms of Camellia sasanqua, Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', and Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey'|
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