For this week's "In a Vase" creation I started with a pair of small (under 5") vintage yellow cornucopia vases. I wish I could remember where I bought them, I suspect it was probably a thrift shop, they've been with me for at least 20 years...
I started the cutting with the Artemisia stelleriana Silver Brocade...
I thought it would be an interesting foliage texture and, truth be told, it was over-running it's neighbors.
Looking around for petite flowers none seemed to be quite right, that is until my eyes settled on the Scaevola, yep that will work.
Then for a touch of green I snipped a few Pyrrosia hastata fronds.
Finished vase #1...
I am equal parts attracted to, and repelled by, the sight of these spores. I can't help but brace myself for when they start to move, like little insects.
The pair ended up on the dining table, joined by a green-leaf dish I've also had for years and can't remember where I picked it up.
Oh and the title of this post "that's pretty girly" was Andrew's observation upon sitting down to dinner and noticing the latest. He has a way with words don't you think?
Due to our mini heat wave (3 record-breaking days 99/100 F) I also cut a handful of those Zinnia flowers that I keep going on about. I figure if they're going to get blasted they might as well be enjoyed inside.
Love them and their individual personalities.
As always our Monday vase extravaganza is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Thanks Cathy!
Oh but wait! An update on the Tragopogon dubius (Western Salsify/Yellow Goat's Beard — from the Weeds 3 Ways post). A few of you wondered how the seed heads would hold up. Well 12 days later and they're still looking fabulous...
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