[freshly cut stems]
[ at home, top view]
[at home, side view]
[at home, close up]
I like how antiqued the flowers look, the purples, blues, and greens singed a bit with brown at some of the tips.
I also trimmed a few of the cuttings and planted them in some fresh potting soil. Et voila:
[grow, little ones!]
Now, a week or so later, the buds are starting to get a bit greener and have grown a teeny, tiny bit. I've put the pot on my dining table, which gets a bath of morning light every day, have kept the soil moist, and give it a few encouraging words each day. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll survive a four-day absence this (long, for me) weekend. If not, I know where to go for more!