It seems as though the wind blew more often than not through the entire month of February. In my location, the air is usually at its stillest in the morning hours, picking up in the afternoon. I didn't listen to the weather forecast before I went out on Sunday morning to cut flowers for In a Vase on Monday so I wasn't prepared for the gusts up to 50 mph. I'd cut most of the flowers for my first arrangement when one gust tipped over the top-heavy jar of flowers I'd set down on the patio table. I caught it in mid-plunge but, in the process, I broke off the huge bloom on Hippeastrum 'Aphrodite' I'd cut to serve as my centerpiece. After cursing a blue streak, I got back to business, albeit in a less cheerful mood.
|I set the broken flower in a tiny glass bowl in front of the arrangement. The Hippeastrum has three more buds, which I hope will open quickly in the warmth of the house.|
The Anemones and Freesias are pumping out flowers like there's no tomorrow so I felt compelled to create a second arrangement.
|Back view: The tall hellebore stem was a last minute addition|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Anemone coronaria 'Mistral Azzurro'; Anemone 'Lord Lieutenant'; Coleonema 'Album'; blue, purple, pink and white Freesias; Hebe 'Wiri Blush'; and, in the center, Helleborus 'Anna's Red'|
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