Which is the story of how the leggy trio of Betty Boop roses that front the dining patio became the base for this arrangement. I love how well the colors repeat with bell shaped trumpet vine (campsis radicans)- their golden sleeves and red-orange throats held within the arms of the roses. A bit of variegated Swedish Ivy peeks out like a lacy slip.
Still, the arrangement lacked structure. A quick lopping off the succulent heads of Aeonium 'Sunburst'
|Tall arrangement belong on sideboards- or in this case, a window ledge|
Treating an outdoor space as a room is through subtle touches. On the wall hangs a vintage wooden platter, a memento of my Californian upbringing. Holiday weekends were filled with feasting. My mother would heap that platter with grapes and fruits for her daughters to grab from while we waited for the 'main event' - the barbecue, to finish.
The variegated ficus, potted up so she doesn't take over or lifted up. See how she sits in the corner- like a drapery treatment tied up?
Thank you to Fishtail Cottage for hosting this Open House. Due to technical difficulties, I almost thought this post was lost. Hooray for my hero husband. It paid to marry my handsome geek.
Justin case the system upgrade going on downstairs takes a few days- please have a safe celebration this coming Independence Day