Today's vase is a bit unexpected even for me. I had been wondering what to use in it as July is, of course, a bit thin on flowers here. But I came to realize that I have two plants which are proving invaluable at all seasons: Russelia equisetiformis and lantana. In addition, I have slipped in several hesperaloe stems with still-green seedpods. A little more greenery is supplied by rosemary.
As for the Russelia, I love it! Its relaxed growth habit needs to be taken into account when siting it; otherwise it's a gem of a plant, providing vases with some taller stems and a delicate texture as well as brilliant scarlet colour.
And the Hesperaloe seedpods are a beautifully soft aqua green right now.
Rambling in the Garden, and her vase is at least as bright!