I usually like to take my time creating my arrangements, as I derive great pleasure from it, but this week I didn’t have the time, so here is my first ‘plonk’ for IAVOM.
Of course, I had to use the heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) I’ve been raving about, to which I added dark and light pink cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’).
The grape motif on the pitcher (another great thrift store find) is a nod to autumn and the harvest.
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.
A very pretty plonk Eliza! If you hadn’t said I wouldn’t have known. I love the tiny star flowers of your Asters, I’ve used mine again this week too.
Thank you, Christina. Much appreciated!
Those asters really are like a cloud – soft and fluffy! Lovely combination Eliza. 🙂
Thank you so much, Cathy!
The Asters are lovely, it’s just about the only thing left flowering in our garden now!
I love asters – nature’s last hurrah!
That’s a nice match–vase and flowers. 🙂
Thank you, Bun. Have a great week!
Plonked or not, the flowers are fabulous!
Thank you so much, A & J!
You can’t even plonk in an inartistic way
😀 LOL Thanks, Derrick!
I wish my plonked efforts would be as stunning as yours! Fabulous. That aster is lovely!
Thank you kindly! 🙂
This is a great vase, Eliza!Cosmos and Aster look so well together!
Thank you, Anca!
So pretty and fresh for fall!
Thank you, Marian!
What a great combo!
Thank you, Laurie!
For a ‘plonk,’ that is a beautiful vase!
Thank you, Sarah!
Beautiful! Love the asters! Why don’t stores sell asters instead of mums???
Thanks, Kathy. My local guy sells the small pink and lavender asters that are true perennials, unlike the mums, which never overwinter for me. I guess folks are hard-wired into the traditional orange, rust, gold for autumn.
I’ve heard they have now hybridized the mums so they aren’t hardy anymore so don’t take it personally that they don’t overwinter for you!
It keeps them in business! They are such a deal, I don’t mind.
Asters and Cosmos two of my must have plants.
I’m lucky these asters are self-sowing themselves around. I love them!
The frothy aster is a great foil for the cosmos, Eliza – a winning combination. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Cathy.
Gorgeous. What a colorful and dainty display of nature. Just beautiful.
Thank you, Gigi. Wild and free. 😉
I am constantly amazed at your breathtaking arrangements. This one is fabulous too.
Thank you so much, Dor. I appreciate the vote of confidence. 🙂
Wow – so beautiful!
Thank you, Fi!
And a very nice plonk it is! All the elements, including the vase itself, mix wonderfully.
Thank you, Kris!
Lovely, looks like summer all over again!
Pink is not an autumn color, that’s for sure!
Oh goodness, I always plonk. I remember the amazing complicated arrangements my mother used to do with pin holders and all sorts of complicated underpinning. I like plonked flowers looking natural and lovely. And a very pretty plonk this is too. I love this aster.
Thank you kindly, Chloris.
What a lovely aster, and I love the way you have chosen colours to complement.
Thank you, Noelle.
Gorgeous. The cloud of asters compares and contrasts beautifully with the cosmos. I would not have thought of putting these together, but I love them.
Thank you very much, Susan.
Eliza. I would say this is pink perfection!
Doesn’t look at all like a “plonk” to me. It’s gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you, Robin – you are too kind!
Love that Plonk Eliza, beautiful flowers and they look well arranged.
Thank you, Karen. I guess a loose style might work as well as another with flowers like these. 🙂
A particulary pleasing pretty pinky plonky photo portrait of prolific precious petals.
A delicious alliteration, Alice, thank you!
I sometimes think that impermanent art, like this, and sand sculptures, and sidewalk chalk drawings, are the most beautiful. 😀
Nature is all about ephemeral beauty. 🙂
A pretty arrangement Eliza. Love to see cosmos in autumn.
Thank you, Susie!
One very fine plunk it is! I love the airy feeling of the tiny asters punctuated by the greater mass of the cosmos. Carefree and still having fun on the verge of autumn’s frosty kiss of death. That’s how I want to live my life.
Thanks, Peter. ‘Frosty kiss of death’ – yikes!
Great combination Eliza.
Thank you, Maria!
Sometimes a good plonk is worth more than a well constructed wine … flower vase too 😊
Thank you, Val. I appreciate your support of my wild style! 😉
Beautiful. It could be a spring bouquet. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. I think we associate pink, purple and blue with spring and rust, burgundy and gold with fall. 🙂
Love Love Love this, Eliza!!! Just gorgeous! ❤
Thank you very much, Amy! 🙂
Nice combination, as usual!
Thanks you, Maria!
I love your cloud of asters with the cosmos peeking out. And those grapes are sweet…
Thank you, Joanna!
What a lovely combination of textures from those two – perfect with the jug too 🙂
Thank you so much!
I don’t know what a plonk is, but I really like this arrangement. The little flowers & big flowers complement each other and tie together in their pinkness.
Thank you kindly! A British term, I think.
Pretty in pink 🙂 Very sweet 🙂
Thank you, Ann. 🙂
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Thank you so much, Anthony! Yours is pretty cool, too. 🙂