IAVOM-Bright Blooms

Flower arrangementWe’ve been experiencing cooler weather, but my garden doesn’t seem deterred. Zinnias (Z. elegans) are being mobbed by Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies as they fuel up for their southern migration. Many of the seasonal birds, including hummingbirds, have already left.

Using my Moroccan vase, I gathered up a bunch of mixed zinnias, small sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), and Gloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta),Β (which you can see as the gold blob to the right of the vase above).

Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea) and wild Goldenrod (Solidago sp.)Β were added for vertical accents. SunflowersAfter some recent rain and wind, several sunflower stalks broke under the weight of their heavily seeded heads (courtesy of those busy bees), so the best of them were put in a vase. I’m savoring every bloom in my garden while I can. With the Equinox arriving soon, the inevitable frost won’t be far behind.

I’m linking to Cathy’sΒ In A Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. Hop on over to see what gardeners all over are arranging this week.

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121 Responses to IAVOM-Bright Blooms

  1. NICE! The hummingbirds are still going strong here and really like the Cannas and Salvia ‘Black and Blue’. They also remind me when their feeder is empty.

  2. So bright and cheerful! Wonderful that you have a lot of butterflies.

  3. Karen Lang says:

    You are so talented! πŸ™‚

  4. Anne says:

    What an abundance of beauty in a vase!

  5. rabirius says:

    Beautiful flowers and beautiful arrangements.

  6. Catwoods says:

    Just lovely arrangements and flowers, Eliza!

  7. jenanita01 says:

    Those sunflowers really make me smile!

  8. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful vases Eliza and lovely to see so much colour at this time of year! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸŒ» xxx

  9. Alice says:

    A bounty of beautiful blooms and busy bees. I still saw a female hummingbird several times, yesterday…will miss them. I’m happy you have lots of butterflies!

  10. Your vase is bursting with the beauty of vibrant colors of flowers!

  11. Love this vase Eliza, especially that bright pop of orange. It really takes the bouquet to the next level!

  12. I applaud your fall garden because I could not find that many blooms so thank you for sharing yours. πŸ™‚

  13. So beautiful! Makes my heart smile. ❀️

  14. spanishwoods says:

    Just amazing. So so beautiful.

  15. sandyjwhite says:

    Your flowers continue to dazzle, Eliza!

  16. pbmgarden says:

    Spectacular! Love that first image of your colorful blooms.

  17. Christina says:

    Glorious vases Eliza.

  18. the running wave says:

    Your first vase is the one to beat! It knocked my socks off! Love that blue mixed in with it complimentary orange and the glowing yellows. Love the vase too! Brilliant! Amanda

  19. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Oh wow, a beautiful homage to summer.

  20. Cathy says:

    Such a bright concoction, Eliza, and what a gorgeous jug they are in!

  21. Widdershins says:

    What a cheery lot they are. πŸ˜€

  22. Love the combination and the Goldenrod is the perfect filler. Like late summer in a jug. I hope to see your butterflies and birds in my garden. Not sure how long the commute is for them.

  23. Kris P says:

    That first vase made me happy just looking at it, Eliza. It’s hard to believe that your garden is preparing to pack it in for the year – I can still feel its exuberance. It’s nice of the bees to help you pick sunflowers too!

  24. Irene says:

    Such beautiful arrangements. Love them all. 😊

  25. Vicki says:

    Absolutely gorgeous flowers. You seem to have the perfect vase for each flower arrangement πŸ™‚

  26. arlingwoman says:

    Oh, I love all those colors and the splash of blue–and that vase is something too! Leaving the garden yesterday, I was tempted to cut sunflowers, but decided against it since they were all looking intact!

  27. Maria says:

    What colors! It’s so exhilarating!

  28. You’d never know summer was nearing its end, Eliza. Beautiful arrangement!

  29. Cathy says:

    So beautiful Eliza! Isn’t September a wonderful month?! I especially love the pale yellow zinnia. Enjoy the rest of the season! πŸ™‚

  30. Each on beautiful as always, Eliza! Your garden is loving those cooler temps to boast their colors til the season’s end! 😊

  31. Very bright and beautiful colors indeed! I’m amazed you still have sunflowers!

  32. Jewels says:

    So. Much. Beautifulness! ❀

  33. gaiainaction says:

    How very beautiful Eliza, so cheering!

  34. nightlake says:

    Colorful, pretty and refreshing

  35. Beautiful and vibrant Eliza πŸ™‚

  36. Beautiful Flowers Eliza! Very colorful!

  37. naturebackin says:

    Beautiful almost unbelievably vibrant colours in these flowers. It is also almost unbelievable that equinox is nearly upon us!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. My fall to your spring, may your warm season be a good one!

      • naturebackin says:

        I usually love summer, but this year I am afraid of high temperatures ahead after such an unusually warm-to-hot winter. It is forecast to be 40 degrees Celsius tomorrow – frightening, especially this early in the season. I know that your winters are long – can only hope your winter won’t bring anything too extreme.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Thank you, Carol. I think it is the unpredictable ‘extremes’ that worry us most about what Nature has in store for us. Texas just had THIRTY-SIX inches of rain, while so many other thirsty regions, like yours, get zero. 😦

      • naturebackin says:

        Wow that is a lot of rain for Texas (of course I am immediately reminded of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Texas Flood’). That such extremes are becoming the new normal is worrying to say the least.

  38. Jet Eliot says:

    Two glorious celebrations of the life in your garden, and each arrangement is gorgeous, Eliza. That Moroccan vase is so elegant.

  39. Prior... says:

    Oh my goodness are the flowers so beautiful here! Glad I came here from Maria’s coffee share! Enjoyed the blooms

  40. tonytomeo says:

    I am sorry I missed it. There will be new vasefulls of flowers in the morning!

  41. myplaidheart says:

    I want to get married again so you can style my flowers. πŸ˜€

  42. therisingsun says:

    What a great way of presenting this. You are very creative. Hope you always have flowers to fill your vases.

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