Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Foliage and flowers

I always have at least three vases with either branches, or leaves and flowers in, at my office (actually - there are 9 at the moment!!). This little pewter mug almost always has leaves from the various Heuchera in it, with some small flowers thrown in. When the leaves are as gorgeous as this, it is nice to be able to enjoy them at close range, rather than just in the garden. Shown here are H. Palace purple, H. Green spice, and the white cyclamen flowers (C. Neopolitan, I think).

The cyclamen have fascinated me with the white pollen they are dropping onto the purple leaves (above). You only get to see these details if they are in a vase!!