Clearly it is time to deadhead so why not combine a little garden tending with making a vase? (By the way, I have read that these plants should be pruned sparingly so this was more of a simple deadheading task.) And the muted colours suggested use with a brown/black vase which I have used earlier. And that led to the thought of using other material in the same hues.
The "other"material was apricot twigs which I saw immediately on stepping out the side door this morning. Out came the clippers. After all, we are always told to remove weak and crossing branches, of which there were more than enough to fill the centre of the small pot. An added advantage was the deep red tone to some of the wood and the many swelling buds.
It has a nice, cottagey effect in the kitchen as well.
Please check the other vases at Cathy's meme - always fun!