like the white rabbit…

…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.

18 thoughts on “like the white rabbit…

    • 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.

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

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