Today's vase is, admittedly, a collection of snippets from all over the garden.
On one side are the yellow hues...
...from a rosebud of "Graham Thomas"...
...and orange-colored chrysanthemums and zinnias.
On the other side...
...the pink petals of The Alnwick Rose...
...are echoed by pink zinnias.
There are, besides, soft lavenders from Catharanthus roseus...
...and from lavender itself, in this case the gentle flowers of Lavandula dentata.
More yellows come from the elegant leaves of the pomegranate (Punica granatum), which featured in yesterday's post on autumn color also.
Other foliage elements include a sprig from Acacia salicina, whose sweetly fragrant little flower puffs are happily blooming right now...
...and Senna nemophila, which also has a few flowers already.
Today's vase is quite a potpourri of colors!
Thanks to Cathy for hosting the lovely In a Vase on Monday theme at Rambling in the Garden!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 72 F (22 C)/Low: 48 F (9 C); Humidity: 34%-74%
Cathy (Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:50)
This is a beautiful mix of soft delicate colours Amy. The yellow rosebud is gorgeous, and the exotic (for me at least) elements such as the Senna, Pomegranate and Acacia go so well. Very sunshiny! :)
Kris P (Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:36)
Your garden really shines in winter, Amy! I love the roses and the pomegranate foliage.
Cathy (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:32)
Your double-sided vase of snippets works really well - and I am so enjoying seeing your roses at this time of year, so do keep including them! The pomegranate foliage is a great addition too. Thanks for sharing
AlisonC (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:38)
This works beautifully as a two sided vase. You've packed so much in and it all sings together.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:14)
Cathy@Words and Herbs - I enjoyed using the softer colors - I was thinking of sherbet... ;-) I think that, no matter how long one lives around it, it would be hard to see something like Senna as anything but exotic, with its unusual adaptations for extremely dry conditions!
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:17)
Kris - Thank you :) Everything is so much happier now that temperatures are comfortable, even though it's still quite dry.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:29)
Cathy@Rambling in the Garden - The pomegranate foliage is beautiful, isn't it?! It was so nice to have some soft yellows to work with. :-) I'm sure you'll see more of the roses; I'm most impressed by The Alnwick Rose, as it has been blooming for several months now; William Shakespeare 2000 is finally proving fairly reliable too, but has a tendency to brown and ball here...
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:33)
Alison - Thank you so much - it's been lovely having all these bits and pieces to enjoy indoors :)