We’ve been experiencing cooler weather, but my garden doesn’t seem deterred. Zinnias (Z. elegans) are being mobbed by Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies as they fuel up for their southern migration. Many of the seasonal birds, including hummingbirds, have already left.
Using my Moroccan vase, I gathered up a bunch of mixed zinnias, small sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), and Gloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), (which you can see as the gold blob to the right of the vase above).
Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea) and wild Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) were added for vertical accents. After some recent rain and wind, several sunflower stalks broke under the weight of their heavily seeded heads (courtesy of those busy bees), so the best of them were put in a vase. I’m savoring every bloom in my garden while I can. With the Equinox arriving soon, the inevitable frost won’t be far behind.
I’m linking to Cathy’s In A Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. Hop on over to see what gardeners all over are arranging this week.
With the abundance of flowers available in my garden right now, it is hard to stop at creating just one vase, so today, I’ll showcase three. All too soon, my gardens will be knocked down by frost, so I’m relishing them while the parade of blooms lasts.
The first features pink Phlox (P. paniculata), Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Cactus’ and ‘Swirls’) and pink and white Spider Flowers (Cleome hassleriana). A few stems of purple Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea) and white Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata) complete it.Moving on to yellow and orange, this vase features two different sunflowers (Helianthus annuus ‘Ivory Queen’ and a birdseed volunteer), yellow and orange Cosmos (C. sulphureus), orange Zinnia ‘Cactus’ and purple Angelonia angustifolia for accent.
Lastly, a small antique crackle vase filled with Cosmos sulphureus. I find their sunny faces so cheering.
I’m linking to Cathy’s In A Vase on Monday post at Rambling in the Garden. Click to see what vases other gardeners the world over have created from their gardens this week.