Monday, November 24, 2014
Herbs and Firecrackers for a Monday Vase
There is also some foliage from a wildflower that sprawls in the front yard. These are the silvery, velvety leaves of globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), which bears coral orange flowers in spring. Some roadside plants have just had a second flush of bloom so I'm able to include a shot of the flowers here. They are considered good garden perennials for the desert.
The plant in the front yard has not put out a single bloom so far. I don't know whether this is because it is too young or in too much shade. At any rate, I am not going to try transplanting it to a garden bed just yet as it takes up a lot of space!
And then there are the little flowers in the vase.
These are a few trumpets from my newly-planted Coral Fountain or Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis). I've begun a post on the Russelia and hope to be able to complete it soon. The colour is delightful.
Rambling in the Garden. I photographed the arrangement out on the front patio in the sunlight. I hope it brings a little warmth into everyone's day!