March started out warm here but turned cold again (low-mid 50sF/13C) as a storm moved through the area on Thursday into Friday. Unfortunately, the storm blew through without delivering a drop of rain in our location. Nonetheless, the periodic warm spells seem to have pushed spring into hyperdrive. I wasn't sure what to cut for In a Vase on Monday simply because there were suddenly too many choices. However, when strong gusty winds knocked over Hippeastrum 'Ambiance' twice before I tucked it into a corner next to the house, I figured I might as well cut at least one of its tall stems before another gust caused it to crash and break.
|Top view: Even though I cut the Hippeastrum and other stems down dramatically in size, this arrangement was so tall I had to use a chair to take this overhead shot|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Hippeastrum 'Ambiance', Leucospermum 'Goldie', Leucadendron salignum 'Chief', Lobelia laxiflora, and Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset'|
The wind also blew over the tall stems of the 'Chantilly' snapdragons so I cut some of those and let their colors dictate the remaining selections for my second arrangement.
|Top view: The peach-colored Leucospermum at the center of the arrangement is 'Royal Hawaiian Brandi', which is just starting to bloom|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Antirrhinum majus 'Chantilly Bronze' and 'Chantilly 'Peach', Freesia, and Leucospermum 'Royal Hawaiian Brandi' and 'Goldie'|
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