The title of this post could reflect our weather, which continues to flip-flop between warm and cool temperatures, but instead it refers to the colors of the two arrangements I have to offer this week. The warm arrangement befits the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday.
|The coral flowers of my ever-blooming Grevillea 'Superb' provided the jumping off point for this arrangement|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', noID Cotoneaster, Cuphea 'Vermillionaire, Gaillardia 'Spintop Copper Sun', Grevillea 'Superb', Tagetes lemonnii, and Xerochrysum bracteatum|
The bush violets are still going strong so cool blues are making an appearance once again this week. The arrangement could have used more white flowers but those are sparse at the moment and I couldn't bring myself to cut all I had.
|The purple-leafed foliage is Vitex trifolia (aka Arabian lilac). The upper surfaces of the leaves are olive green but the plant is prone drooping, especially after being cut, revealing its purple undersides.|
|Back view: The bush violets will drop flowers during the course of the week but buds continue to open, often resulting in a bushier arrangement than the one I started out with|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Angelonia 'Archangel White', Hebe 'Purple Shamrock', noID Ceanothus, Argyranthemum frutescens 'Pure White Butterfly', Barleria obtusa (bush violet), Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs', and Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'|
For more IAVOM creations, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Best wishes to all of you in the US celebrating Thanksgiving this week. Enjoy the day!
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