gbbd & ffu in a vase

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This dark and gloomy day made photographing this week’s vase challenging. Oh, well…must soldier on. Gathering tax records led to a swamping out of areas where all sorts of things had been gathering dust. Hence the tall vase, which I had completely forgotten about.

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The bright red leaves are from the sourwood tree, or Oxydendrum arboretum. Dark leaves come from Weigelia ‘Wine and Roses’. The dark red snapdragons are the last flowers to keep going strong and have earned a repeat and increased numbers for next year (I hardly expected such productivity from a humble six-pack). The last hot pink Zinnia is hiding in there somewhere too.


One branch of Cornus kousa ‘China Girl’ completes the picture.


That girl from China has been putting on a show, what with one thing after another, since early spring. She deserves a rest after this last glorious aria. This 3-in-one post links to (May Dreams Gardens) for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, (Rambling in the Garden) for In a Vase on Monday, and (Digging) for Foliage Follow Up.

19 thoughts on “gbbd & ffu in a vase

  1. Your lovely reds look lovely against the gray day. Isn’t it nice to go shopping in your own home and end up with a striking new vase to use? Cornus kousa ‘China Girl’ is gorgeous.

  2. Nice study in reds and orange. Smart combining gbbd and ffu, but I think we need to convert these to acronyms. How about GABLOBLOD and FOFOLU? has a nice ring to it.

  3. That six pack of snapdragons performed admirably, the other one I bought, not so much. Still, I intend to try more next year: so much less fuss than growing from seed.

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