In A Vase On Monday – Last Flowers

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. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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,ย host of the weekly meme showcasing arrangements created fromย our gardens. Click the link to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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108 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Last Flowers

  1. Trini Lind says:

    So so beautiful!! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ

  2. sandyjwhite says:

    Lovely arrangements and a nice variety of blooms! The Nasturtium leaves really are cool.

  3. Anne says:

    Nasturtiums are lovely to have in one’s garden – they thrive on ‘neglect’, put on a great show, and re-seed themselves!

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Love them all, especially the first.

  5. shamanism1 says:

    Vibrant and pretty!

  6. tonytomeo says:

    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.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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.

      • tonytomeo says:

        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!


  8. neihtn2012 says:

    It’s wonderful that you still have so many flowers! By the way, I love that blue and white vase.

  9. Alice Pratt says:

    Beautiful leaf and lovely colors…..too bad the deer aren’t more selective, or maybe they are being selective!

  10. Val Boyko says:

    So nice to capture the last blooms. Lovely Eliza ๐Ÿ’•

  11. dawnbirdau says:

    Such gorgeous colours!

  12. Your arrangement are lovely with the beauty of fall colors! And I love that blue vase as well!!

  13. Christina says:

    You have some lovely coloured Zinnias there Eliza. Iโ€™m beginning to think I love them all.

  14. pbmgarden says:

    I love your Nasturtiums Eliza and the vase you used for them is splendid.

  15. naturebackin says:

    Even the flowers are the colours of autumn! What could be more cheerful and kind of homely than a nasturtium in flower?

  16. Beautiful autumnal arrangements Eliza.

  17. So very, very lovely. Adieu, sweet flowers!

  18. Peter Herpst says:

    Your beautiful arrangements take away a little of the sting of the killing frost. Happy Halloween.

  19. These are so festive and I love the fall colors of the flowers…..beautiful Eliza! I especially adore that blue and white vase.

  20. Ahh the beauty of little things. Thanks,Eliza

  21. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Noelle says:

    So very cheerful…give me blooms like that any day!

  23. Chloris says:

    Lovely bright colours. I love your arrangement Eliza, a tonic for a cold day.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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!

  24. Kris P says:

    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.

  25. Amanda says:

    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!

  26. Cathy says:

    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

  27. Rebecca says:

    These are beautiful, Eliza! Thanks for sharing your photos!

  28. Robin says:

    There is something so perfectly autumn about these arrangements, Eliza. Perfectly beautiful, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Jewels says:

    Lovely as always, Eliza โค

  30. So fresh, beautiful and lovely. Thank you for sharing, Eliza.

  31. Gorgeous photos, wonderful colours.

  32. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Loving the colours!

  33. rickii says:

    Last but definitely not least.

  34. Widdershins says:

    Gorgeous, all, ๐Ÿ™‚ but that last one is rather poignant, for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on.

  35. 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

  36. Annette says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Love the Zinnias, they give me hope for the seedlings I have now!

  38. Kathy Sturr says:

    A sizzling fizzling display Eliza! Love!

  39. 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! ๐ŸŒน

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 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…

  40. Cathy says:

    Beautiful, and a little melancholy too… are those Amaranthus weeping? ๐Ÿ˜‰ The last flowers are always so precious. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy, they really are. The season felt like it went by too quickly. This morning there was a very thick frostโ€“ the writing is on the wall!

  41. Maria says:

    Great colors Eliza!

  42. Beautiful – I always love your flowers, vases and arrangements.๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Joanna says:

    Delightful! There are no more flowers in my garden and hardly even a wildflower to be found now. I miss them already!

  44. An abundance of beautiful colors!!๐Ÿค—โœจ

  45. Beautiful Eliza! Those Nasturtium leaves are really interesting!

  46. What beautiful colours even as they are coming to an end.

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