There seems to be a little more color in my garden with each passing week, a sure sign that spring is in the wings. The blue Anemones in my cutting garden are producing more flowers every day so they were the most obvious candidates for "In a Vase on Monday" this week.
|Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find many white flowers to accent the blue ones. Mysteriously, my white Anemones are flowering on stems shorter than one-inch so they weren't candidates.|
|Back view: I tucked in a few stems of Argyranthemum to brighten things up|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Anemone coronaria 'Lord Lieutenant', Argyranthemum frutescens (returning for a second year), noID Ceanothus, Osteospermum 'Violet Ice', and Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata' (aka mint bush)|
Initially, I wasn't sure I had enough of anything for a second vase but then I spotted new blooms on one of my potted Alstroemerias, which gave me a springboard for a second arrangement in shades of pink. The vase I chose gave it the extra pizazz it needed.
|The pinks play off the painted fingernails of the hands clasped to form the vase|
|Back view: The bloom of the noID snapdragon is almost an exact match for those colorful fingernails|
Last week's arrangement featuring Hippeastrum 'Lemon-Lime' still looks presentable, even though the Grevilleas had fallen apart. I pared down that arrangement and relocated it the bedroom mantle.
The new arrangements got the usual spots in the front entry and the dining room table.
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