A heavy rainfall last week broke a stem of cosmos. The buds keep opening in it's vase and I just keep snipping off the fading blooms.
It's even setting roots.
I added some of the Lake Superior agate chips, bits, and wanna-bees collected from my walks. The gravel here has a good supply of these small pieces, and occasionally, larger ones. These were selected for their translucency and ability to catch the light.