The Ligularia I recently purchased had some droopy leaves around the bottom which I removed to make it easier to plant.
I like how they fit together.
And those colorful backsides are easy to see in a vase.
Here three Syneilesis aconitifolia leaves are joined by a bit of vine left over from last week's vase.
Here's the patch the leaves came from.
As summer wears on they start to droop a little and get in the way of the walkway leading to the patio. And yes I realize it's only May – not yet summer – but it's been abnormally warm and we seem to have started our dry season a little early this year.
Before the Green on Green tour last August I made this little support to keep them from getting trampled.
It was time to pull it out and put it to work again, but in doing so I broke a couple of stems.
Oh well, now I enjoy them up-close...
On the dining table.
This vase is filled with Grevillea australis prunings.
Complete with seeds.
This one is driving my husband a little crazy ("I shouldn't have to fight the shrubbery to make coffee") and I could have been more artful with the display but hey...
It's a variegated Ginkgo so it's pretty gorgeous all by itself.
Finally I had to share my Mother's Day card. Isn't that the best?
Almost as cute as the real thing. Oh and speaking of "the real thing", visit Rambling in the Garden for the round up of Monday garden vases, no doubt ones with real arrangements...
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