I put together two quick arrangements Saturday morning, knowing that wouldn't be possible on Sunday or Monday. The first centers around the last dahlia. It's time to give that tuber the rest it deserves.
|This arrangement is essentially a retread of one I created in late November but I had few options to change things up
|Back view, featuring the noID foliage (maybe western red cedar?) that came with the flowers a friend brought last week and stems of the coleus I planted in a half-barrel over 18 months ago
|Clockwise from the upper left: Dahlia 'Lavender Ruffles', Coleus 'Vino' (Plectranthus scutellarioides), Persicaria capitata, Polygala fruticosa, and noID foliage
My second arrangement made use of two of my most reliable plants, Grevillea 'Superb' and Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'.
|I can always depend on Grevillea 'Superb' coming through in a clutch and the bracts of Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' are looking their flower-like best at the moment
|Clockwise from the upper left: Grevillea 'Superb', Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Sunset', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Calibrachoa 'Premier Orange', and 'Gaillardia 'Spintop Copper Sun'
I hope you enjoyed the holiday. We had a very warm Christmas in my part of the world (79F/26C), especially by comparison to most of the US which was hit by a "bomb cyclone" just as holiday travel was reaching fever pitch. Monday's temperatures are expected to dip before rain arrives on Tuesday to carry us into the new year. If it rains on January 2nd, there may be a lot of disappointed people at the Pasadena Rose Parade.
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