Canna 'Durban' leaves, bloom tassels from an unknown grass that grows on our neighbor's property next to our garage, and Clifford's leaves (Magnolia macrophylla)...
are joined by dried up blooms from the Sarracenia.
Pieces of the Clematis tibetana var. vernayi vine were also cut and tucked in.
It's at the silky seed head stage...
The unopened seeds/berries of Schefflera brevipedunculata were also added to the mix.
As well as a few stems of Amsonia hubrichtii, in all its golden glory.
I photographed this flowerless arrangement in the basement "studio" — since it was destined for a spot in front of the living room window, where decent photography is next to impossible.
But let's take a look at what else is going on up there, in the loving room...
I've had a Tetrapanax leaf on the mantle for five and a half weeks now. Not the same leaf of course, I think this is #4. The chartreuse turning to yellow stage is my favorite.
For those of you who've never seen a Tetrapanax leaf in-person, here's the back. It's so sturdy it reminds me a bit of tropical waterlily leaves.
Over on the dining table we've got a vase full of Solanum integrifolium from Trader Joe's, along with some fuzzy, lichen covered, sticks I picked up on a walk and...
...Canna stems, sans leaves. I thought they looked a little Halloween-ish with their black seeds bursting out.
The seed-theme continues with a seed-filled cone from the Magnolia.
A few Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) stems and more pumpkins on a stick are in a wine bottle vase (Carnivor, gotta stay on theme) over by the fireplace.
The jack-lantern candy bucket is sporting a Tillandsia wig.
And our vintage Mr. Scaredy-Cat is on the mantle.
The front door features my (very faded) reindeer moss wreath, with dried flower ornamentation. The wreath is providing a perch for the Halloween owl.
Yesterday I cut back some broken and yellowing stalks/pitchers of the Sarracenia and added those to the vase, they really improved it! Turns out vase arrangements, like the garden itself, are never static.
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