A cold front swept through Friday night and temperatures plummeted within a few hours from summer to autumn. With frost warnings for Sunday night, I was scrambling Sunday afternoon to pick my tender annuals for vases in the house, three of which I’ll share here.
I took down my large Polish glass vase once again and filled it with an armload of zinnias (Z. elegans ‘County Fair Mix’), white spider flower (Cleome hassleriana), and cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix). For filler, I used heart-leaved blue aster (Symphotrichum cordifolium) which is peaking this week, much to my delight.
My orange Blenko vase (a gift from my sister) was pressed into service for an arrangement of orange zinnias (Z. ‘Apricot Profusion’), black-eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), speedwell (Veronica spicata) and tall white aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum).
A simple glass vase of zinnias, a ‘Voodoo’ dahlia and shiso (Perilla frutescens).
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. I wonder how many other gardeners have had a frost?