For this week’s vase, I’ve used flat umbels of sedum (S. ‘Autumn Joy’), which have deepened to a rich burgundy with the cooler weather. The vibrant leaves of red maple (Acer rubrum) and the gray-green of sage (Salvia officinalis) provide compliment and contrast.
I tucked in a few stems of unopened Asian bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) as accent. The hard golden shells will crack open in a few days to reveal the orange berry inside. As this is an invasive species, when this arrangement fades, these will go in the trash and not in the compost. Asian bittersweet vine smothers all plants in its path and I try to remove as much of it as I can on my property, but it is a Sisyphean task.
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.