I suspect I've used this post title before but it describes both of my arrangements this week. As at least one reader anticipated, I decided to feature the Hibiscus flowers that surprised me last week for my first vase. The velvety red blooms were just too pretty to ignore, even if the flowers close in low light and don't usually last more than two days at most.
|My house is quite bright inside but, regardless, the Hibiscus flowers were already closing by mid-afternoon. It remains to be seen if they'll open again in the morning light, or if any of the buds clustered along the stems will open.|
|I dressed up the back view with a handful of the flower-like bracts of Leucadendron 'Blush'|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey', Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', Leucadendron salignum 'Blush', Hibiscus acetosella 'Haight Ashbury', and Pennisetum 'Sky Rocket'|
|Both varieties of Camellia sasanqua were inherited with the garden. They differ in form but are very similar in color.|
|Back view: I could've used more filler plants but c'est la vie|
|From left to right: Camellia sasanqua, Pentas lanceolata, and Persicaria capitata|
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