I love cutting flowers in my garden and bringing them indoors. I also enjoy experimenting with different colors and textures.
The above photo is an example of what I think is a most fortuitous combination. It’s just two flowers: Tithonia “torch” and Rudbeckia “Henry Eilers.”
Tithonia is a terrific annual, but it has a serious flaw: its stems are soft and fragile. In fact, I cut the blooms in this bouquet because we were expecting a heavy rain storm later, and I knew it would take a beating and get all mushy. I also chose a short, round glass bowl to keep the stems from getting all floppy.
As for “Henry Eilers,” I can’t say enough about this hardy perennial. It looks great in the border – yellow but a paler shade than the usual rudbeckias – and with those narrow, spidery (sorry, A.B.) petals, it adds interest and sophistication to any arrangement.
When I put the two together, it was a definite “wow.” I just had to share it with you.