The red hellebores in my front garden grabbed my attention this week and I created my first arrangement to play off them. I kept discovering suitable companions, snipping as I went until I had more flowers than I needed.
|I included one fat stem of Daphne odora in the back just because I couldn't resist bringing its scent into the house|
Two of the Echium handiense I grew from cuttings last year after taking out the woody plant in my back border have started to bloom and, as both plants can benefit from being cut back at this stage, I went ahead and cut three stems for a second vase. The flowers of this Echium are bright blue, tinged with just a touch of pink at their base, so I cut a few stems of Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection' to add to the mix but subsequently changed my mind, sticking with a simple blue and white (and purple) combination.
|I filled out the back of the vase with 2 stems of Limonium perezii (aka sea lavender). These plants are just starting to get their bloom on.|
|Clockwise from the upper left: noID Ceanothus, Echium handiense 'Pride of Fuerteventura', Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata', Limonium perezii, and Osteospermum '4D Silver'|
The leftover materials from both arrangements went into the small vase on my kitchen island.
|It contains 3 stems of Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection', one pink Alstroemeria, and leftover Boronia, Pelargonium, and Prostanthera stems|
For the record, the Triplets are still in place on my living room mantel. With one small exception they look just like they did three weeks ago.
|The Kalanchoe in the smallest Triplet's chapeau has developed delicate pink roots. All the succulent cuttings will be replanted in the garden this week as the Triplets retreat to the privacy of their closet.|
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