I was leaning toward an arrangement featuring Grevillea 'Superb' this week but I knew if I did that it was going to end up looking very much like the one I created just before Thanksgiving just based on what's currently available in my garden. Instead, I selected Leucadendron 'Blush' as my starting point to create an arrangement featuring tones of pink and burgundy.
|The appearance of a single rose bloom, shown here at the front of the arrangement, was pure serendipity. To the best of my recollection, this is the first time 'California Dreamin' has bloomed this year.|
|Back view, highlighting the burgundy elements of Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Vino' (aka coleus) and Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum'|
I also picked a few stems to create a new arrangement for the kitchen island.
|A single stem of the orchid, Oncostele 'Wildcat', kicked off this arrangement. As new floral stems are developing and this one had already been blooming for at least 2 months, I didn't feel bad about cutting it.|
|Rear view: I selected the red berries to play off the red color in the orchid|
|Left to right: noID Cotoneaster, Oncostele 'Wildcat', and Phylica pubescens (aka featherhead)|
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