Today's vase is certainly the simplest in terms of making: flowers picked in a couple of handfuls and plonked directly into their vase a few feet away on the patio.
There are only two types of flower, besides. Three colors of Catharanthus roseus were used...
...along with stems of Russelia equisetiformis "Big Red"...
I love the white-brushed petal backs on the Catharanthus.
Both plants certainly represent the value of tropicals for the hot desert garden as they have bloomed very reliably through summer and are continuing as September moves in. Their brilliant colors are invaluable in the borders right now, and fun for a vase too! This is a handbuilt, dark-glazed stoneware vase I made earlier this year.
I am linking to Cathy's lovely meme at Rambling in the Garden, happy to be back after a week away from the blogosphere!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 99 F (37 C)/Low: 69 F (21 C); Humidity: 9% - 34%