|Close-up of Coleus 'Honey Crisp' showing the peach, yellow and green upper surface and its pink and purple undersides|
The first floral accent I hit on was Gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin,' which is very short. The taller look-alike Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' hasn't reappeared this year, which is unfortunate. After a couple rounds of our property, I also picked up:
- Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' (2 stems) - short and barely visible in the photo at the top of the post
- Helianthus annuus 'Lemon Queen' (1 stem) - planted late from seed in the vegetable garden, this appears to be the only 'Lemon Queen' to show her pretty face
- Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' (1 stem)
- Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' (2 stems)
- Zinnia (2 stems) - planted from seed, I have no record of the small flowered variety that has survived our water limitations
|Close-up of Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' and Pennisetum 'Purple Majesty'|
|Close-up of the 2 small Zinnia flowers, surrounded by Gallardia 'Goblin' in flower and in bud|
Once again, the bouquet landed in the front foyer to greet everyone who comes through the door.
Please check in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her floral creation and to find links to photos of bouquets created by other participating gardeners.
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