For the first time in many months, I could only work up the energy for one arrangement this week. Although buds are appearing here and there, there are few "new" blooms but, when I noticed that one of my small-flowered Grevillea was slowly covering itself in tiny flowers, I decided I could use it as a springboard (pun intended) for an arrangement featuring some of my old standbys. However, the title of this post stemmed from my discovery that Metrosideros 'Springfire' had produced a few blooms too. As it bloomed in winter last year as well, maybe it shouldn't have come as a surprise, especially as we've got another stretch of unseasonably warm weather starting here. Meanwhile, we remain extraordinarily dry with no rain expected in the foreseeable future. Winter means rain here and there's reason to wonder if our one and only rainy season, which has seen just a single decent storm thus far, is already over. Northern California, which provides most of Southern Californa's water, is getting less rain than "normal" but at least the faucet seemingly isn't broken there as it is here.
|The small flowers of the Grevillea that set my color scheme aren't readily visible in this view but the three stems of Metrosideros 'Springfire' are front and center|
|Large-flowered Grevillea 'Superb' tends to steal the show, especially in this back view|
So that's it from me this week. Friday is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, which means I need to get started on a scavenger hunt. We'll see if I turn up anything suitable for next week's In a Vase on Monday post during that process.
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