In a Vase: Simply Summer

Well, it has been a while since I have posted a Monday vase, and to be honest I have been thinking about this one since last week.  


Not that it is very complicated - just a handful from a few flowers that I am enjoying in the garden right now.

I used only a few types.  First, the wonderfully reliable (and brilliant) Russelia equisetiformis...

...also Pennisetum setaceum rubrum...

...and a couple of sprigs of Lavandula x intermedia, just beginning to bloom.

I gathered the elements together as if creating a hand-tied bouquet and slipped them into the small mouth of my stoneware bottle.

Thank you to Cathy for hosting IaVoM!  I have missed cutting my flowers and bringing them indoors!

Weather Diary: Partly cloudy; High: 104 F (40 C)/Low: 83 F (28 C); Humidity: 25%-63%

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  • #1

    Kris P (Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:34)

    And simply elegant too, Amy. My own Pennisetum are only now showing their first tentative blooms, probably in response to the 110F temperature we reached earlier this month. Best wishes for weathering your heat and humidity. Have you had any monsoonal rain?

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:12)

    Thanks so much! :) We have had some rain at last, Kris - a few days later than the rest of Phoenix, and after not one but two strong dust storms. I think that was nearly 120 days with no appreciable rainfall - not a record, but not exactly the norm, even here! But at least our temperatures haven't gone as high this year... so far. It's always a bit unnerving to see SoCal getting higher temps than we have in Phoenix! The Pennisetum is such a wonderful plant for the hot months, isn't it?!!

  • #3

    Diana Studer (Saturday, 21 July 2018 17:58)

    40C is still way too high for me

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 28 July 2018 20:27)

    Diana - It is pretty warm... ;-)