Many of my flowers were left in a soggy state and finding enough to fill a couple of vases was harder than I'd anticipated on Sunday. The Hippeastrum 'Exception' I used last week was in passable condition so I put together another arrangement recycling it as the centerpiece.
|I reduced 'Exception's' stalk by almost half and cut off 2 of the blooms that were browning around the edges
|Back view: I used more feathery foliage than I assembled last week and added stronger punches of color
|Clockwise from the upper left: Alstroemeria 'Inca Vienna', a noID Alstroemeria, Antirrhinum majus, Boronia crenulata 'Shark Bay', Chlorophytum comosum (aka spider plant), Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', and Hippeastrum 'Exception'
I created a second arrangement using Hippeastrum 'Elvas'. It wasn't in perfect condition but I patched together a vase with a nod to Valentine's Day.
|I hunted down red flowers to play off the red edges of 'Elvas'. I can usually count on the feathery flowers of Calliandra haematocephala (aka red powder puff) at this time of year but they're only just getting started.
|Clockwise from the upper left: Alternanthera 'Little Ruby', Calliandra haematocephala, Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola', and Hippeastrum 'Elvas'
Best wishes for a happy Valentine's Day! We expect sun today but mostly cloudy skies through the rest of the week, probably culminating with the arrival of another atmospheric river on Saturday.
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