Pickings in my garden are slim at the moment so, when I looked out my bedroom window Sunday morning and saw yellow blooms glowing in the distance, I immediately knew I was going to cut stems of Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' for In a Vase on Monday, the popular meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. The Leucadendron's "flowers", which are actually colorful bracts, are a mainstay of my winter garden.
|The "coneflowers" are more chartreuse than yellow right now but the color will fade to a butter yellow color with red edges over the next month|
|Back view: Since last week's rain, the Lotus berthelotii I use as a groundcover started climbing all over everything around it so I decided to pop what I cut back into my arrangement|
There's quite a bit of pink happening in my garden so I picked some of that too and, although I hadn't planned on it, I ended up including more Leucadendron stems in that arrangement as well.
|Back view: I love the daisy flowers of the pink Argyranthemum but the the stems are very short for the purposes of flower arranging|
|Top view: The bracts of Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' and 'Chief' have a bit of pink in them, although they look redder in these photos|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Argyranthemum 'Angelic Giant Pink', Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection', Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' and L. salignum 'Chief', Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', and Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'|
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