Last week I found myself a bit overloaded with work. One landscape design project in South Florida, another 600 miles north. Palm trees on one plan, Azaleas on another. My brain is as crowded with plants as my garden. Both needed some pruning. The Firebush was looking overgrown, so I wanted to cut some flowers to use in the arrangement, only to find really weird bugs on the foliage I didn’t want in the house. I dumped most of the cuttings into a recycling bag.
The rest went into my vase. The Soap Aloe was looking really weird with the flowering Ixora.
Yes, contrast lacking there? I think so. The Soap Aloe went into the vase.
The Soap Aloe (Aloe saponaria) and one stem of Firebush (Hamelia patens) are joined by: in red, Red Shrimp Plants (Justicia brandegeana); a few Parrotflowers (Heliconia psittacorum); and some Asparagus Ferns.
My brain needed some additional pruning. Palm trees on which plan??
If you would like to see more vases from around the world, follow this link, on Monday morning:ramblinginthegarden