When I finally got a specimen of the Buddleja,
there was no space left near my Ceanothus.
Any of the three varieties I have. Oh well. Since a large branch of Buddleja had grown out into the street, I knew that it would be in today's vase and started searching for a spherical vase, preferably black, to compliment their shape. Alas, no such receptacle caught my eye. Since I remembered the blue and orange combination from Dragonfly Farms, I decided to bring them together for this arrangement.
A branch of Kolkwitzia amabilis, hanging out into the sidewalk was also pruned to join the rest.
This nice light blue/ periwinkle(?) vase, a thrift store find, was approved by St. Francis's head.
The buddleja was standing up in back a bit more and I didn't notice until just now that by the time I took them into the dining room and photographed them, they were drooping and making the Kolkwitzia look like a lone player standing above a flat line of flowers.
The fiery sphere of the sun climbs higher in our northern-hemisphere sky, our gardens are bursting with life and color as flora and fauna spring to life in the all to brief warmth to perpetuate their kind. The three glass spheres, selected to echo the shape and color of the buddleja and honor the sun, are, in real life, much more complimentary to each other.
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