Since my garden is a frozen wasteland at the moment (as of this writing on Friday the 6th, low 20's with another ice storm on the way for the weekend), I decided this Monday's vase would be a recycle of last weeks creation...after all the Euphorbia rigida are doing just what I hoped they might and are attempting to bloom...
Plus I have this new toy to play with! I picked it up at an antique shop over the holidays...
I liked it's bulky size and was pretty sure it would match my green orb vase.
The lower leaves on the Euphorbia were turning yellow, so I thought a shallow bowl would show off the green "frog" and be perfect to contain shorter stems.
It worked beautifully.
Next I had to come up with something to fill the green vase, but what!? Ah...maybe the seedy growth on my Trachycarpus?
Hmm, yes! I snipped one of the stems on the back of the tree, preserving the cool view from the front.
Heading back to the house my gaze fell on the Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' — it had made it through the cold night previous (19F, maybe a little lower) but the next night was predicted to be even colder. Maybe it was time to at least snip that branch that's been hitting me in the face ever since the ice storm bent the tree out of shape?
Yes, I did it.
I think they work well together...
I wonder if there's any chance the Acacia flowers will open like some of the Euphorbia's have? (I know, I shouldn't get greedy).
The two vases, along with a Tillandisia xerographica, are living on the dining table. Oh and as you know by now, visit Rambling in the Garden for links to all the Monday vases!
Weather Diary, January 8: Hi 34, Low 27 / Precip .25 - mix of ice pellets/freezing rain/rain
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