It was two flowers, similar in colour but very dissimilar in form, that inspired today's vase. The delicate apricot hues of rose "Wollerton Old Hall" and the surprisingly dainty blooms from Sedeveria "Sorrento" had to be brought together.
They are accented by several stems of the aptly named Agastache "Apricot Sprite". Despite looking a bit wilted the other day, this Agastache continues to bloom remarkably well. The flowers are a lovely yellow-apricot.
The Sedeveria flowers - classic little succulent plant blooms - are a creamy tone with some pink to it, just right against the mahogany foliage. The flowers are not very visible in the garden; but brought inside and viewed up close, they are exquisite.
The little round earthenware pot allowed the short Sedeveria stems to reach water and balance beside the other, longer stems...
...not that the roses were cut very long as Wollerton Old Hall is not exactly a long-stemmed type! But such a beauty...
As you can see, Wollerton Old Hall has just started another burst of bloom. And what has so far been a very compact shrub is starting to put up some rather tall canes, reaching for its predicted 5 feet, no doubt!
So there is a little peaches and cream for a summer Monday vase. Do enjoy the other vases today at Rambling in the Garden!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 103 F (39 C)/Low: 71 F (22 C)