But then there's the whole "garden is trashed from winter" thing. What to do? Oh ya, my
And what better to go with them than a bit of Grevillea australis, my most used shrub — for "in a vase" foliage. That's it there, under the dead Acacia dealbata. It's also damaged and I'm trying to decide what to do with it.
Walking back towards the house I spotted the third "vase" element. Foliage from the Metapanax delavayi has been falling to the ground.
The plant is okay, but some individual leaves are unhappy. I can't blame them.
Here's the final vase-full...
The Hamamelis brings color and fragrance, the Grevillea acts as a suitable "filler" (although I do hate that term) and the Metapanax is the backdrop — it's all on the shelf in our bathroom.
As I said in the title "the bathroom smells amazing!"...
Of course this little guy is my favorite bit of the vignette. A small cachepot and a mini opuntia, both from the Portland Nursery houseplant sale ($2.99 each and then minus 30% off...they practically paid me to bring this home!)...
A "snakey" Tillandsia and "B" bingo ball ("B" for our last name) were already in my possession. I really like how it all came together, with minimal effort.
Now just because I believe in keeping it real...lest you think it's all fresh flowers, clean dishes and vacuumed carpets around these parts. Here's how the mantle is currently looking. Ya, nothing has changed since you last saw this on January 2nd, four weeks ago!
On the far left things are still (amazingly) fresh. That Antherium dates back to our wedding anniversary on December 18th!
Not so with the Protea and Leucadendron. They're dead. Dry. Crispy.
Ha! And this too, the Ginger. This is what happens when you're busy and distracted. Oh well. At least they don't stink!
Weather Diary, January 29: Hi 46, Low 33/ Precip trace
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