Complementary Colors

A lemon four o'clock complements magenta beautyberries. I left this pair undisturbed because four o'clocks were not made for vases.

Today, I took the dogs and went on a quest to fill my vases.

It was quite a chore.

I could not rely on flowers alone.

I gathered fruiting stems of beautyberry and hearts a busting.   I nabbed some trailing vines loaded with starry clematis seedheads.

I smiled as I gathered stalks of native grasses – big bluestem, switch grass and eastern gamma.   Learning grasses has not been easy for me and I was happy to know the names of those I chose.

I snagged the last of the spider lilies and new buds of Caldwell Pink and the maple-leaf rose.  I conservatively snipped a few of the last black eyed Susans  and Delta Snow phlox.

And for good measure I picked as many chartreuse budded goldenrod panicles as I could carry.

I walked all over my 6 acres and harvested enough fruit, buds, culms and slightly tattered blossoms to fill three vases.

The arrangements are pleasing but the expedition was priceless.


 

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