|The grapevine is shown in the background in the photo on the left, framed by 2 guava trees. Conveniently for the critters, the grape clusters are growing low to the ground this year.|
I kept the arrangement very simple.
|Front view: I'm sure a florist would have come up with something more creative but I was stymied when it came to finding suitable companions for the grapes|
|Back view: It occurred to me (again after-the-fact) that it might have been easier to have stuck the grapes inside the vase rather than trying to balance them on the vine outside of it|
|Close-ups of the materials included, clockwise from the upper left: Achillea 'Moonshine', grape leaves, sour grapes, and Tanacetum nivium|
I put together a second vase but also kept it simple. While the overall volume of flowers in my garden may be greater now than it's been to this point, there's less variety at the moment. Yellows and blues dominate.
|Front view of triangular vase with its heart-shaped opening|
|Back view, showing the purplish-blue backs of the petals of the Osteospermum|
|Close-ups of Osteospermum '4D Silver' (top) and Duranta erecta 'Sapphire Showers' (bottom left) and more Tanacetum niveum (bottom right)|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for more vase creations. I'm grieving with those of you in the UK over the latest senseless act of violence on your side of the pond. My condolences and best wishes to you all.
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