Amaryllis belladonna

It’s hard to miss the pink lady flowers which are growing every which way you look. They are popping up in the most random places. In the front of houses, on the side of fences and in the middle of really quite nowhere. You have to wonder how these bulbs got there. The wind? The birds?

I found some today on a hike. I thought I’d rescue a few from their slump (they do lean quite a bit like a lady has had far too many Pimm’s). One was even broken. Just in case you were wondering.

In keeping with the theme (of pink), I added a few stray sprigs of something that look a bit like heather. Perhaps it is. Dried wild grass and a leaf complete the look.

Pink ladies are a little on the top-heavy side so I cut the whole thing down and slipped it into a sherry glass.

Wildflowers of California

I went on a hike a few days ago and picked up some wildflowers along the way. Would you expect anything less of me? Didn’t think so.

This white scabiosa is distinctively striking. Scabiosa, crocosmia and wild dill also complete the foraged bouquet with the scabiosa bulb part of the medley.

Then I played around with this Jonathan Adler vase, and tried several arrangements to see what looked best in the bud vase. The vase is really fun and was gifted to me (from this fabulous designer, whom I assisted on the floral arranging for her very own wedding back in June).

I pretty much decided I like each individual flower in the vase. In other words: It all works. But I figured this much.

In the end I decided to stick with the dill and crocosmia pairing (as seen below).