Last fall, I tossed my rotted pumpkin behind the compost pile, hoping a seed or two would grow this year. To my delight, I found six huge pumpkins growing amongst the weeds this week. The one above was the smallest. Isn’t nature’s generosity amazing?
This arrangement celebrates the gold colors of autumn’s harvest, featuring a mix of two kinds of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), two forms of Zinnia (Z. elegans), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta) and yellow Lantana, with Foxtail grass seed heads (Setaria pumila) completing the Mason jar ‘vase.’
Continuing the harvest theme, I’ve used my grape motif pitcher for a second arrangement containing Concord grapes from vines that were here when we bought the house nearly 30 years ago. As we are not fans of grape jelly, they sadly tend to rot on the vine. I tasted one and they are quite flavorful, so I might pick some for eating later.
Included are purple New England and Heart-leaved Asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae and S. cordifolium), dark and light pink Cactus Zinnias , white Phlox paniculata and Japanese Bloodgrass (Imperata cylindrica).
I’m linking to our host Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden. Wander over to see what other gardeners are arranging from their garden this week.