…I’m late for a very important date.
…late in so many ways. I’d been eyeing the bright red new foliage of Photinia for weeks but never got around to cutting it for a vase. As it transitioned from red to green, it passed through this coppery/bronze stage. One opportunity lost, another presents itself.
It seemed like the perfect foil for my favorite of all the Alliums: A. siculum bulgaricum.
Here’s a closer look, without the background noise. See why I like it?
An oddball iris with an oddball name: ‘Alley Oops’ (who thinks of these things?) made the cut as well.
A handful of pebbles serve the dual purpose of holding the stems in place and acting as a design element. Now I’ll send you to Rambling in the Garden, to see what Cathy and friends have found to put in a vase this week. About that very important date: it’s Monday of each and every week, for the punctual among you.
Nice combination, Ricki. The allium look like little bells. 🙂
I must have a thing for little bells, cuz Enkianthus is nother favorite.
Late you may be but the vase is nonetheless very pretty. I love that Allium too (not that I can grow it here).
The floral explosion this time of year presents a whole new type of frustration: missing out on so many things that come and go before I can stuff them in a vase. My consolation: there’s always next year.
Excellent combination! I’ve noticed that Allium on other blogs, too. I like it! I really need to add more Alliums to my garden.
This one seems to migrate in and out of the Allium family but it’s worth tracking down.
Its beautiful in arrangements! Nice article!Thanks
That Allium is a favorite of mine too ! Remind myself ….I must plant more .
It’s one of the few that will stick around, and even multiply.
Worth the wait! Cant say the same about rabbits.
Rabbits are so charming as fictional characters.
A good description for that Iris. Certainly one that is not afraid to be unusual.
There is one at work that has those same characteristics but in tawny tones. It’s fabulous.
And I am late replying, but not intentionally 😉 I love the rustic simplicity of this and it is seated perfectly on the chair – thanks for sharing, regardless of the day it was posted on!!
Your flexibility and understanding are much appreciated.
Photinia is such a lovely thing that gets a bad rap because it was, for a time, overplanted, and is often mistreated. Nice of you to feature it’s pretty foliage in your arrangement. Nicely done as always, late or not!
No such thing as a bad plant, right? Well…maybe those little bitter cress weeds that pop up everywhere.
Sorry to be so far behind reading blogs but glad I checked in to see your gorgeous Allium, Iris and Photinia foliage. Quite a nice combination.
I’m actually gratified that someone else is running behind, even if not as far behind as am I. Thanks for stopping by.
One of my fave alliums, too. How do you keep your Photinia from getting all those black spots? It looks flawless… as does your arrangement!
Sheesh…am I behind or what? Our Photinias are young and not very filled out. Maybe they get better air circulation than the older ones when they get quite bushy.