As pandemic restrictions drag on, I've been spending entirely too much time surfing the internet. That's led to some purchases I might not have made otherwise. One of those arrived recently and, after some deliberation, I decided it probably wasn't going to work in the location I had in mind, or even for the purpose I originally had in mind. For the time being, I decided to use it as a vase. Or, perhaps instead of saying "it," I should say "them."
|The planting space is quite small in all three cases. I was able to insert a tiny bud vase in the middle one but was forced to resort to two shot glasses as water reservoirs in the other two.|
|I mixed and matched materials to fill the planter cavities, clockwise from the upper left: Calliandra haematocephala, Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite', Leucadendron salignum 'Chief', and L. 'Wilson's Wonder'|
I had another of my more unusual vases in mind for my second arrangement but in the end decided to use a conventional vase which better fit the contents.
|I cut one stem of Hippeastrum 'Lemon-Lime' and prepared it for use in a vase as I did last year, inserting a stick up the hollow stem, stuffing in some cotton, and closing the bottom using a rubber band|
|Back view: Grevillea and Leucadendron stems provided the primary accents|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Correa 'Wyn's Wonder', Grevilleas 'Peaches & Cream', Hippeastrum 'Lemon-Lime', Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset', and noID paperwhite Narcissus|
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|The triplets landed on the fireplace mantle|
|and the Hippeastrum arrangement sits on the dining table|
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