Monday, December 19, 2016

In A Vase For Monday December 19, 2016


Finally, a vase of something!  I rarely get to it, but managed today, for the little vase that hangs out on the patio.  Gomphrena 'Fireworks',  Rose 'Belinda's Dream' and 'Bishop's Castle', and barely showing, a spiral-shaped bare old stem of Tracheospermum.  Simple, but December roses are always special enough, even in Southern California. 

Even more simple--possibly too simple,  I added a dried up Protea flower from the garden to a wreath of grape vines.  

See many more (and more expert) garden flower arrangements at Rambling In The Garden.

14 comments:

  1. How great it must be having roses in a vase out of your own garden. The wreath is so gorgeous I love it.
    Have a wonderful day Hoover Boo.

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    1. Thank you, kind Marijke. To grow roses is a privilege and joy. May I never forget it.

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  2. The gomphrena really tones down to the pinkness of your beautiful roses and the trachelospermum stem was an inspired addition and if I remember will prompt me to include maybe a leafy stem from mine with its glossy green leaves. There may be an rose or two here over winter, but it is unlikely they will be as perfect as yours. Thanks for sharing

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    1. The Gomphrena is so very bright--in comparison just about anything is dull. Thanks for hosting a great meme!

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  3. I love your hanging arrangement as well as the wreath. I am a big believer in dried flowers and subtle colors. I was just looking at a gray wreath . . .

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    1. Thank you! I love subtle but usually end up gaudy. Hopefully with practice subtle will become easier.

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  4. I love the way the Gomphrena pops up above the big roses! What a great little hanging vase too.

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  5. Both arrangements are simply wonderful. That vase is so ornate that a limited collection of blossoms suits it perfectly. As for that wreath and Protea bloom. I am smitten!

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    1. Thank you! Perhaps someday I can get that wreath to look as good as one of yours.

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  6. Simple is almost always best (something I generally forget) - the arrangement allows your beautiful roses to shine. Their companions add just the right touch of energy. As to the Protea flower, I remain envious. I popped the 'Mini King' purchased on our recent outing in a pot and can only hope it'll supply me with flowers one day.

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    1. 'Mini King' has been the one painfully slow member of Proteaceae here. Have gotten two flowers from it. I think another small dose of soil sulfur is in order.

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  7. I'm a sucker for simplicity so both of these hit the sweet spot for me.

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