In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Sun

img_5846My sunflower pocket vase, another from my collection of hand-painted pottery made in Ecuador by Artesia, seemed perfect for the colors in this week’s autumn arrangement. The backdrop of fall foliage adds to the seasonal feeling.

img_5847The past week has seen several frosts that have ended my annuals, deepened the colors of perennials such as Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and leaves of the maple, ash and birch trees around my yard.

img_5851Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) have sent up a flush of new blooms and used here, reflect the sunflower on the vase. A few dried milkweed pods (Asclepias tuberosa) signal the end of the garden year.

img_5848While the heart-leaved asters (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) in my main garden are done blooming, the woodland edges still have plenty to offer and I never tire of using them as filler. The harlequin foliage is swamp maple (Acer rubrum) and maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracimillis’) offers a vertical splash.

img_5850Thanks 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.

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82 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Sun

  1. Rupali says:

    Very colourful.

  2. Anne says:

    It goes to show: there is always something in one’s garden to bring indoors – I love the autumn leaves in your vase.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    You don’t need to know your flowers, you can tell the seasons from your photographs!

  4. Bun Karyudo says:

    That’s a very impressive display. The range of colors in it (including a few seasonal reds!) makes a good match with the colorful vase, I think.

  5. Alice Pratt says:

    Still so vibrant!

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    A riot of colour. Fabulous 🙂

  7. seedbud says:

    PERFECT indeed!

  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    I like what Murtagh’s Meadow said – “a riot of color!”

  9. susurrus says:

    That’s spectacular and I love the styling. Another inspired vase choice.

  10. Val Boyko says:

    So vibrant … amazing towards the sand of the season 💛

  11. This looks so much like fall – we finally got a hard frost last week, so things are starting to die off. Of course, it’s going to be in the 70s today, so it feels nothing like fall once again!

  12. Laurie Graves says:

    Every week when you post In a Vase on Monday, I think. this is my favorite. It seems I have a lot of favorites 😉

  13. i think we should just use your blog to teach our botany course. 🙂

  14. It’s outstanding, Eliza.

  15. Kathy Sturr says:

    It’s difficult to decide what I like better; your collection of vases or your arrangements? Another stunner!

  16. Before reading, I thought this splendid arrangement reminiscent of S. America!

  17. Peter/Outlaw says:

    The fiery colors of autumn in your bountiful arrangement bring warmth to the cold days of the season. Beautifully done as always!

  18. LINDA says:

    It’s not often that one can create an arrangement that so perfectly complements one’s vase. And says autumn to boot!

  19. Cathy says:

    Another of your adorable vases – and absolutely spot on for your blooms and foliage today! Thanks for sharing

  20. Maria F. says:

    I like the variety of these arrangements!

  21. David says:

    At first I wasn’t sure which was more impressive, the vase or the flowers. I guess it’s the combination oft he two – very nice.

  22. pbmgarden says:

    Simply stunning. Great use of colors and textures.

  23. Cathy says:

    Aaaah, lovely! Such a beautiful autumn display in your gorgeous vase. The Rudbeckia look great and the asters and foliage really bring out the colours in your vase. Sigh…. the gardening year draws to an end with a grand finale! 🙂

  24. I always love your flower choices, but I have to say the vase wins the prize this week. Wow- unusual and beautiful. 🙂

  25. The fall foliage threaded through the display is transforming and absolutely suits the beautiful vase.

  26. Robin says:

    Wow! This is stunning, Eliza. Every time I pick a favorite, you surpass it. So, for this week, it’s my favorite. I love it. ❤

  27. Kris P says:

    Your fall garden appears to be off to a glorious start, Eliza! I do love those vases of yours. If I ever come across one sold locally, you can bet I’ll snap it up.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. The pottery is beautifully made, all painted by hand. My husband toured the factory and they made us each a cup with our name on it, which I thought was so sweet.

  28. Very seasonal, I feel the need for a pumpkin. Just love the blue asters and Maple foliage.

  29. Anna says:

    Wow what a fabulous explosion of of autumnal colour Eliza! I love the vase too – such a pleasing shape.

  30. Wonderful selection of autumn’s finest stand out in that beautiful vase.

  31. MK says:

    Kind of exuberant and out-there! Reminds me of the Indian dancers we occasionally see around Los Angeles. ( ) Am I right or what?

  32. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful colours and a unique vase!

  33. Chloris says:

    What an amazing vase, I love it. And you have complemented it beautifully with your lovely choice of flowers. Great to get a glimpse of your woodland edge as a background too. It sets off the arrangement beautifully.

  34. That sure shows its Autumn. Lovely.

  35. Gorgeous vase and flowers!

  36. Christina says:

    Autumn in a vase, lovely composition, the grasses and leaves from the maple add a lot of interest.

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