I looked around for flowers to use but none really seemed like they were up for it. Then I noticed one of my Hosta put out some flower spikes when I wasn't looking. Nope, not happy about that. I like my Hosta strictly foliage. Snip snip snip and I had flowers for the vase.
I knew from the beginning I wanted to use a branch or two from my Poncirus trifoliata,
And I thought about including some sort of curlicue, twisted, foliage like they do in some Ikebana arrangements but instead settled on a leaf from my favorite variegated Phormium.
The players are all anchored in a rectangular metal frog that I've had for ages. However they were still quite tipsy, and I didn't like seeing the base, so a little gravel took care of both issues.
The Hosta flowers are actually quite lovely, when you look at them up close.
One branch of Poncirus was allowed to keep its leaves.
The one with the fruit was striped bare.
The Phormium leaf naturally tapers to a point at the bottom.
The corners edged in red.
The sun spots seem perfectly placed, don't you think?
This arrangement lives on our dinging table, it's simplicity works well with the busyness all around. Thanks for the fun experiment Cathy, I really enjoyed it!
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