For this week’s vase, I’ve used bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata) and zinnia (Z. ‘Profusion Yellow’). I think the ‘Profusion’ series is one of the best zinnia hybrids, a super performer that is drought and heat tolerant, as well as disease resistant. Even Japanese beetles seem to leave them alone. Coming in 15 varieties, they grow 12-15″ tall and spread to 24.” I put them in the garden next to the driveway, where it can get quite hot, but they don’t seem to mind it. If anything, they seem to thrive there.
Continuing my vase description, hot-pink garden phlox (P. paniculata) and speedwell (Veronica spicata) provide additional pop to this eye-catching bouquet.
The vase is a vintage English Ironstone pitcher, a family heirloom from my spouse’s mother and the Susan Lordi ‘Friendship’ statue was a gift from a friend.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. Feel free to join in, sharing your own weekly vase with a link to Cathy’s blog.