It's Spring. I can't help myself. I started with a clear idea of what I wanted in my first vase and a vague notion of a possibility for a second arrangement. And I ended up with four vases. The problem arose at the start when, cutting materials for the first vase, I got carried away and cut more than the vase could hold.
|Leucospermum 'Brandi' is one of my favorite flowers at the moment but this arrangement was actually inspired by my desire to use the last of the presentable Narcissi before the next stretch of very warm weather arrives later this week|
|I finally got a handful of Iceland poppies to bloom and added a couple to dress up the back of this arrangement|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer', Leucospermum 'Brandi', Narcissus tazetta 'Geranium', and Papaver nudicaule (Iceland poppy) shown with Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset'|
When I realized that I literally couldn't stuff anything more into the first vase, I pulled out another one for the overflow materials I'd already cut.
|Back view showing off the Aeonium flowers|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi Verde', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Alstroemeria 'Claire', and Salvia lanceolata|
I cut all my flowers on Sunday morning before I have breakfast so I already had flowers cut for what was supposed to be vase #2 but ended up as vase #3.
|The noID snapdragons I grew from plugs are showing the first signs of rust so I cut them and the only Anemone 'Bi-color' still in good shape|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher', Anemone coronaria 'Bi-color', red and white Antirrhinum majus, Coriandrum sativum, and Penstemon mexicali 'Mini Red Bells'|
|The vase of "leftovers" too good not to share|
|These photos show how the color of Lathyrus odoratus 'Blue Shift' changes from magenta to purple to turquoise blue. I grew these from seed.|
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