In A Vase On Monday

 Another great meme rarely participated in, because I'm just too disorganized.  It worked today because it was incredibly obvious and easy what, on this day, belongs in a vase.  Two stems of Leucadendron, three stems of Craspedia globosa, and a stem of Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite'.  The Leucadendron red and the Lagerstroemia red agree;  yellow is an ideal contrast.  Simple.  I can handle simple.  Complicated...not so good. 
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  1. Muy bonita la foto y la decoración. Un abrazo desde Plantukis.

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    1. Red is my favorite--it is not the color in this garden that works best, but still, my favorite.

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  3. Oh my yes! Those reds, that that yellow...

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  4. I went red today too! 'Dynamite' really does pack a punch. Do the flowers last long in a vase? I still have dreams of growing a crape myrtle, perhaps as a shrub rather than a tree.

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    1. Red is good! No, the flowers are brief in a vase.

      Crape Myrtles absolutely can be grown as shrubs, since the flowers appear only on new growth. There are many smaller varieties. My 'Dynamite' are perhaps 8' tall and put on a big show at that size. The key is full sun and heat, heat, heat--something to ponder as you are close to the Pacific. They love heat. Not low water until very, very well established--but since they are not that big, the amount of water required is reasonable.

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  5. And yes, popping a few blooms in a vase is invariably far easier than we ever thought it might be, and brings so much pleasure - I am glad it was simple enough for you not to be stressed about it ;) Your blooms are all new to me, but as you say they are clearly meant to be bedfellows. Thanks so much for joining in.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Really enjoy your blog.

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  6. I like simple too. This is stunning.

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    1. Very kind of you, Alison. Thank you.

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  7. It's beautiful, full of warm color, breathes summer warmth. The white vase is the perfect foil.

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    1. Does that white vase really work? It was the easiest one to grab.

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  8. Simple is sometimes the hardest thing to pull off. You did it!

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