Frost has finished my annuals and the perennials are slowly following, as Nature pushes them into dormancy. Here I share the last arrangements I made before their demise. I put all the mixed zinnias (Z. elegans) into one vase with a few Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), which never became full size before the deer came for a visit. 😦
Nasturtiums did well this year, nearly overrunning the bed and overtaking the bush variety I had planted with them. Still pretty with their unique leaves.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, host of the weekly meme showcasing arrangements created from our gardens. Click the link to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.
So so beautiful!! 🍁🥀🌸🌷🌼🍁
Thank you, Trini! 🙂
Lovely arrangements and a nice variety of blooms! The Nasturtium leaves really are cool.
Thank you, Sandy!
My pleasure, Eliza.
Nasturtiums are lovely to have in one’s garden – they thrive on ‘neglect’, put on a great show, and re-seed themselves!
True. Even in our cold climate, there sometimes are seedlings, which amazes me, given how tender they are.
Love them all, especially the first.
Thank you, Cindy!
Vibrant and pretty!
Thank you, Karen!
Oh my. It will be Monday here too, in just a bit more than two hours.
That amaranth looks like bits of one of Whoopie Goldberg’s hair styles from years ago.
Are your nasturtiums that overtook the bushy types the trailing nasturtiums? I just asked someone else about those. I have not grown them in years because they did the same, by overwhelming the compact types that bloomed much better. The trailing nasturtiums made a lot of foliage, but not so much flowers.
Yes, the trailing types overwhelm and I found they didn’t really start flowering until late. I think bush varieties are the way to go.
I thought it would be nice to let the trailing types climb up and out the top of Indian hawthorn trees during their season, which is after the Indian hawthorn blooms, and then pull them out when they finish, but they are so vigorous, and get into the shrubby types below. I suppose I could try again. However, I think that they would just look weedy on top like that without much bloom. If they bloomed the same way, that would be rad!
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G ELIZA, CHINA
Thank you, China.
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It’s wonderful that you still have so many flowers! By the way, I love that blue and white vase.
Thank you, Hien. That vase is an oldie but a goodie!
Beautiful leaf and lovely colors…..too bad the deer aren’t more selective, or maybe they are being selective!
Thank you, Alice. Between deer, rodents and slugs, it sometimes gets quite discouraging. It really limits the range of plants one can safely grow. sigh.
Maybe seen less than 5 slugs this year….a few years ago….hundreds!
What is your secret?
So nice to capture the last blooms. Lovely Eliza 💕
Thank you, Val. How was your garden this year? Seems the season flew by.
It flew by .. and the deer got some late treats with the boldness that comes with Fall.
I have some roses hanging there though!
🙂 Oh, those deer!
Such gorgeous colours!
Your arrangement are lovely with the beauty of fall colors! And I love that blue vase as well!!
Thank you very much, Donna!
You have some lovely coloured Zinnias there Eliza. I’m beginning to think I love them all.
Thank you, Christina. Zinnias hold a special place in my heart.
I love your Nasturtiums Eliza and the vase you used for them is splendid.
Thank you, Susie. It’s a favorite I’ve had for ages.
Even the flowers are the colours of autumn! What could be more cheerful and kind of homely than a nasturtium in flower?
True! I love to see them on my windowsill as I work.
Beautiful autumnal arrangements Eliza.
Thank you, Andrea. The last hurrah!
So very, very lovely. Adieu, sweet flowers!
Thank you very much, Laurie. A bittersweet ending!
Your beautiful arrangements take away a little of the sting of the killing frost. Happy Halloween.
Thank you, Peter!
These are so festive and I love the fall colors of the flowers…..beautiful Eliza! I especially adore that blue and white vase.
Thank you, Donna! Nice to hear from you, I hope you had a good summer? It felt like it flew past and here we are already at the end of October!
Ahh the beauty of little things. Thanks,Eliza
Lovely perk-me-up this gray, damp, rainy Monday. I saw one daylily in my garden last week. Other than that, the entire place has succumbed to the arrival of winter temps. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. Yes, the garden is packing it in for the season. Hibernation with cozy fires and hot tea begins. 😉
So very cheerful…give me blooms like that any day!
Thanks, Noelle. Glad to oblige!
Lovely bright colours. I love your arrangement Eliza, a tonic for a cold day.
Thank you, Chloris. It has been cold and rainy for three days here, not a lot of sun these days it seems, as we get one storm right after another. I suppose wet is better than too dry!
I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of those blooms this week, Eliza. Looking at them sitting in the bright sunshine, it’s almost hard to believe that winter is drawing nearer in your part of the country.
It is always bittersweet when the first frost knocks everything down. Store bought flowers are a poor substitute.
Lovely zinnias! I love zinnias! I must grow some next year. Here’s my offering for this Monday, and I am doing an extra vase on Halloween too – just for the fun of it! https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-tiny-vase-on-monday.html
Thanks, Amanda. Zinnias are among my favorite summer flowers.
What an unusually shaped vase that first one is and what a sunny collection of blooms – and the little vase f nasturtiums is so sweet. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Cathy. I appreciate your hosting!
These are beautiful, Eliza! Thanks for sharing your photos!
Thank you, Rebecca, my pleasure!
There is something so perfectly autumn about these arrangements, Eliza. Perfectly beautiful, too. 🙂
Thank you, Robin. 🙂
Lovely as always, Eliza ❤
Many thanks, Julie!
So fresh, beautiful and lovely. Thank you for sharing, Eliza.
Thank you, Luda!
Gorgeous photos, wonderful colours.
Many thanks, Sandra!
Loving the colours!
Thank you, Karina!
Last but definitely not least.
🙂 Thank you, Ricki.
Gorgeous, all, 🙂 but that last one is rather poignant, for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on.
Lovely autumnal colours – I’ve picked the last of my pelargoniums too – I’m hoping the salvia will make it into a vase next Monday
Thank you, Bec. Yes, it won’t be long now…
What a pretty autumnal firework, Eliza! The variety of vases never ceases to amaze me, it’s so upliftind. Happy autumn days and keep warm 🙂
Thank you, Annette. Stay cozy!
Love the Zinnias, they give me hope for the seedlings I have now!
Thank you, Amelia. I hope yours grow spectacularly!
A sizzling fizzling display Eliza! Love!
Thank you, Kathy!
Mr. Frost has visited here as well, Eliza. Today I prune back my very last roses that have yet to be pruned. Winter is encroaching. Your flowers are just breathtaking! 🌹
Thank you, Amy. It is hard to say goodbye to the garden for the year, but a bit of rest isn’t all that bad, right? 😉
From where I’m coming from, there are two good things about winter. One, I can take off the screens from my windows and have a clear view of just glass as I look outside. Two, all the hard work that is involved in running all these Gardens of mine is over with for the time being. I’m sure you would agree with both of my two good things about winter…
Beautiful final bow!
Thank you, Belinda!
Thank you, Fi. Already anticipating next year! 😉
Beautiful, and a little melancholy too… are those Amaranthus weeping? 😉 The last flowers are always so precious. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy, they really are. The season felt like it went by too quickly. This morning there was a very thick frost– the writing is on the wall!
Great colors Eliza!
Beautiful – I always love your flowers, vases and arrangements.🙂
Thank you very much. Hopefully, next year the kitten will be less interested in my vases. At least that is my hope! I’ve missed having them all over the house this summer.
Delightful! There are no more flowers in my garden and hardly even a wildflower to be found now. I miss them already!
Thank you, Joanna. ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow.’ 😉 April seems so far away, doesn’t it?
An abundance of beautiful colors!!🤗✨
Thank you, Stormie. Nearly all gone, now. Already thinking about next year! 🙂
Beautiful Eliza! Those Nasturtium leaves are really interesting!
Thank you, Denise. Two of the nasturtium stems rooted in the vase, so I’m going to try to grow them inside this winter. Worth a try, I reckon. 😉
What beautiful colours even as they are coming to an end.
Thank you, Alison. Always sad to see them go.