For this week, I picked pale-orange, red-orange and pumpkin-colored nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) with their distinctive round leaves, some varieties plain green while others are variegated. I collect seeds from varieties I like, dry and store them to sow the following spring.
Bright yellow zinnias (Z. ‘Profusion’), stems of Asian bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) berries and a few black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. ‘sullivantii Goldsturm’) seed heads complete the arrangement. As I stated last week, to keep the invasive bittersweet from spreading, it will not go in the compost, but the trash. It may be beautiful, but it is a monster, impossible to control!
My sister is up from SC for the holiday weekend and she brought me this beautiful piece of Blenko handmade glass as an early birthday gift. I couldn’t wait to use it for my weekly In a Vase on Monday arrangement. It is a lovely pumpkin color, perfect for autumn. Thank you, Sister!
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.