Late afternoon sunshine and these two are still looking gorgeous in the garden. Verbena bonariensis is a fantastic and really useful plant. Nicotiana only flowers for one season then dies, so not something I’d recommend to clients.
This simple set up worked pretty well. Went for a late afternoon look. 1200w HMI outside the window with 1/2 CTS (I think), we dimmed down the practical fixture in the shot, and used the Gemini with honeycomb to embellish the look of the practical in a more defined manner. *Note* We did not shoot toward the window, so the darkness outside was not an issue.