In A Vase On Monday – Autumn’s Arrival

Autumn is officially here in the northern hemisphere, so I’ve chosen to celebrate the season for this week’s IAVOM. Featuring another of my Artesa pocket vases, this one sports two looks, cobalt and turquoise, along with a small sugar pumpkin prop (which may or may not be eaten in a few weeks).

Golden cactus Zinnias, rust-colored cushion Chrysanthemums, cut from a plant I picked up recently, and arcs of Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea) add pizazz in autumnal colors.

Top shot: Vase w/Cactus zinnia and pumpkin
White Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum) mutes the bright colors and cobalt-blue Salvia (S. guarantica) offers contrast while matching the vase.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

About Eliza Waters

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82 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Autumn’s Arrival

  1. Another beautiful vase – I really like the blue in the flowers – I think the vase really brings out the color in them!

  2. Gorgeous vase and arrangement!

  3. The top two photos really engaged me. Very beautiful combination of colour, shape, form and texture that work really well together! Thank you.

  4. Anne says:

    A very attractive arrangement!

  5. jenanita01 says:

    The flowers, as usual, are beautiful, but that vase is stunning!

  6. Sue Vincent says:

    The colours this time of year are so beautiful and vivid 🙂

  7. dianaed14 says:

    Certainly brightened my day – grey and rainy here. Just love the vases and how they echo the shapes of the gourds

  8. Beautiful autumn colours – a celebration of my favourite season.

  9. pastpeter says:

    Great color combinations!

  10. Laurie Graves says:

    The vase and flowers certainly welcome autumn with a zing. So snappy!

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

    Beautiful, Eliza. You have such an eye for beauty. Happy Autumn!

  12. Cathy says:

    That’s lovely Eliza! The deep blue sage really sets off the vase colours against the orange. I remember seeing this colourful vase before – perfect for autumn. 🙂

  13. Christina says:

    Beautiful combination of flowers and a gorgeous vase to put them in. Autumn has arrived now for us both, I hope it lasts a long time so that winter doesn’t arrive until after Christmas.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Christina. I’m in no rush for winter, either. At least yours is shorter and milder than ours. This year, I’m going to do a better job sprucing up my indoor garden space. I really need it in the short days of winter.

  14. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! Autumn has brought summer here – the summer we’ve been waiting for. But things will cool down later this week. Time to make pesto!

  15. Cathy says:

    The vase itself is wonderful, and I love the blues and oranges you have used in it whilst the pumpkin makes a great prop, reflecting the roundness of the vase – thanks for sharing

  16. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    oh those vases !!!!!! and the flowers ofcourse !!

  17. Kris P says:

    I love that vase and you dressed it up beautifully! I almost bought a pumpkin at the market last week to celebrate the seasonal change but then I remembered that there was no way the squirrels would leave it alone until Halloween so I put that off. We’ve gone from fall back to summer here this week but I’m holding on to the hope that, when autumn returns, it’ll stick around.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Unfortunately, no idea how, a few of your comments went spam, thus my late reply. Fixed now, I hope. Thank you for your compliments! I hope your cooler weather returns soon – it’s almost October!

  18. AlisonC says:

    These autumn colours are tone beautifully with your vase. They are all lovely but it’s the golden zinnia which catches my eye.

  19. Noelle says:

    The vase is a beauty in its our right..and so are your flowers. Together they are magic!

  20. Chloris says:

    I love it, such zingy colours and a fabulous vase. I love the cactus zinnia, I must try that next year.

  21. How very pleasing! Such intense colours and a perfect vase to hold them all. I love the golden cactus zinnias, they just glow.

  22. Joanna says:

    The perfect arrangement to celebrate Fall! Love how you included the pumpkin in the picture, too! 🙂

  23. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Stunning colours! Is that your own pumpkin? I’ve managed to grow just two this year!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! The pumpkin is from our farm share. The compost pile gave us loads of white gourds that look like Yugoslavian finger gourds, probably (a cross?) from gourds I bought last fall. I placed them on fence posts along the road and still had a pile for a basket out front, as well as giveaways. I love gifts from the compost pile!

  24. Eliza I absolutely adore your Artesa vases….and what an amazing array of perfect autumn colored flowers…..and I agree with Cathy, the pumpkin prop is perfect. A beautiful seasonal display!

  25. Alice Pratt says:

    I remember that pretty and creative vase from another arrangement. Flowers are gorgeous…The Hummingbirds & I enjoyed the Cuphea. So strange..this didn’t get to my “inbox” till 2:44 pm..wonder what happens in cyberspace?

  26. Eliza, so pretty and I love the vase. I had some Cuphea like that here, yours look a lot better, it gets really leggy in Florida. I have some Cactus Zinnia seed for my winter cutting garden. Bake the Sugar Pumpkin for a pie, you will love it.

  27. pbmgarden says:

    The fall colors really highlight the changing season. Happy Autumn to you!

  28. I’m almost speechless. This is truly gorgeous from the covering, pumpkin, flowers, down to the vase which is beyond beautiful. I don’t know where you found such a lovely planter but it almost doesn’t need flowers. Almost. 🙂 You do have a flair for this.

  29. ladyfi says:

    Lovely autumnal zing!

  30. A beautiful arrangement in a spectacular vase!

  31. Anca Tirca says:

    So much autumn in one vase, thanks Eliza!

  32. Robin says:

    Oh my goodness. The arrangement is stunning. It is perfectly autumn in a vase. 🙂

  33. Brian Skeys says:

    Brilliant colours, they certainly cheer up a dull autumn day. I have not seen pocket vases before, they are very impressive.

  34. Brenda says:

    Oh, I love that reversible vase.

  35. rickii says:

    Sparkling vase/flower combo!

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