July yields many wonderful composite flowers: Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), Calendula (C. officinalis) and Zinnias; all of which have begun to flower in earnest in my garden. Naturally, I chose my sunflower pocket vase to display them.
I love the little starry florets that make up the centers– why should the ray florets get all the attention? I used a seeded head of dill as an anchor and filler to keep the flowers in place. It’s so sunny, I can’t but smile when I look upon this one.
I’ll share another arrangement I gave to a friend this week who generously shared some of her beautiful daylily plants with me. This one I put in my Moroccan pitcher.In addition to the Sunflowers and Gloriosa Daisies, there are cobalt blue Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), purple Hosta, yellow Patrinia umbels, Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota), Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), yellow racemes of Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum) and Brome grass (Bromus erectus).
In A Vase on Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click the link to see arrangements made by other gardeners around the world.
Thank you, Cindy! x
Oh goodness! It is Monday there already, and will be here too in two hours! Those are so summery. Gloriosa daisies look like they are from the prairies of Kansas!
Thank you, Tony. Sunflowers and daisies do conjure up the long lost prairies, now mostly covered with corn and soybeans, alas. Thankfully, there are folks who are working on restoring sections of prairie close to their former glory as possible.
So abundant! 🙂
Oh, yes, that is what I love about my summer garden – land of plenty! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! ❤
Thank you, Sandra! 🙂
That’s a lovely summery display
Thank you, Sheree!
It is good to see the sunflower vase of yours again and the Moroccan jug is lovely – not to mention the cheerful array of flowers!
Many thanks, Anne! Those two vases are among my favorites.
Beautiful, Eliza 😎
Thank you, Steve!
How beautiful and cheery!
Thank you, Fi! x
Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.
Thank you for reblogging, Eliza!
Cheerful summer displays! Make me smile.
Thank you, Val! ❤
Sunflowers always make me smile!
Same here – they’re so cheerful!
Beautiful as always, Eliza. Very cheerful and summery. 🙂 I’m guessing my zinnias must be blooming now, too. Our sunflowers were blooming when we left so they might be finished at this point.
Thank you, Robin. At least the birds can eat the seeds and pollinators are enjoying your flowers while you are away. 🙂
Gorgeous yellows! Would look perfect on a porch on a hot summer day.
Thank you, Chris!
Flowers bring so much happiness. The multi-colored sunflower petals are beautiful. Both arrangements are so perfect.
Thank you so much, Alice!
The vase itself really adds to the overall impression in the first view.
Thank you, Steve.
Love these golden bouquets. The vases make them!
Thank you very much, Ellen!
Loving these cheerful, sunny arrangements.🌼🌻🏵
Thank you, Jill. 🙂
Sunny is right! Joy, joy, happy, happy!
🙂 Thank you, Laurie!
Bright, bold summer colors–I love the arrangements.
Thank you very much, Mike!
Can’t help but smile with all that glorious yellow!
Thank you, Sandy!
My pleasure, Eliza.
Gorgeous – I especially appreciate the sunny cheerfulness on a grey and chilly day here. Thank you!
Thank you, Carol, glad to know it brightened your day.
Ah, a perfect summer bouquet. Beautiful! 😊
Thank you, Irene!
You are welcome, Eliza. 😊
It’s cloudy here this Monday morning so thank you for the lovely sunshine! ❤
Thank you, Carol– glad to bring a little sunshine to your day!
I love both your vases but my heart is really stolen by the second one! So abundant and lovely! Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2020/07/an-orange-vase-on-monday.html
Thank you, Amanda!
That sunflower pocket vase is a great asset to have for this time of year, Eliza, and you have chosen the perfect contents this week. Your second vase is just as sunny, with the sky blue contrasts – thanks for sharing them both
Thank you for hosting, Cathy!
Gorgeous,it brightens up a dull day. I love both vases.
Thank you, Liz!
Both lovely compositions, Eliza, although my heart lies with the first one, which also inspired a great deal of envy as I continue to wait for my zinnia and sunflower blooms. I love that particular vase as well.
Thank you, Kris. Hope yours come in soon!
Another sunny display! Lovely!
Thank you, Belinda!
Wow. That first one especially shouts sunshine and summer. But love the second one too. Beautiful as always
Thank you very much, Karina!
Happy summer display. Beautiful
Thank you, Archita, nice to see your comment here, hope you are well!
Beautiful summer flowers Eliza! And your Moroccan vase is lovely too. My sunflowers are taking their time this year as rain has been lacking. Seeing your photo of Fleabane has now got me confused between Fleabane and Feverfew…. remembering names in two languages sometimes gets tricky – must look them up!
They two do look similar, but the Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) generally is 3-4′ tall and is more open and airy. Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is shorter, generally 18″ and more full.
I think mine is Erigeron then. Must correct that. 😃 Thank you Eliza.
SO bright and summery, just gorgeous Eliza! 🌼
Thank you, Julie!
Very beautiful and sunny, they all made me smile! That’s what a sunflower is for…..smiles! 🌻🌻🌻
Indeed they are made for smiling, just like pansies. 🙂 Thanks, Donna!
Luxurious yellows. 🙂
Loving all of your Yellows.
Thank you, Eunice!
Oh my goodness, all the bright yellow tones in these arrangements make me smile too, Eliza!
Thank you, Joanne! x
Beautiful flowers. I always admire your flowers but am also in awe of your vase collection. There are a lot of yellow and orange outside right now, and that’s a nice perk during this heat. Love the zinnia. I have issues growing them so I always enjoy someone else’s good luck with them. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. My vase collection is rather expansive, I must admit. Every time I go to cull a few, I find I can’t. It could be worse, right? 😉
You know how artists showcase their paintings. I think you could have one with your vases, and the rest of us could ooh and aah. I’m serious. You have some gorgeous vases and know how to pair them up.
I love your vases and sunny, cheerful flowers. You must smile every time you pass them!
Thank you, Allison. They do give me a lot of joy– both in growing, selecting and arranging them. 🙂
That bouquet and vase would brighten up even the most sun deprived day with so much radiant beauty. A masterpiece of an arrangement, Eliza!
Thank you very much, Steve, what a fine compliment! 🙂
Eliza, your sunflower pocket vase and Moroccan vase are beautiful elements in themselves. Must have been great fun to enhance the with your sunny flowers. Beautiful vases of sunshine.
Thank you, Susie. I really ought to showcase more of my vases, I tend to use the same favorites over and over out of habit. I do love the creative process involved.
I love the vases you showcased in this post! And of course, the flowers in them are lovely too!
Thank you very much, Susie!
Loved the slideshow, wonderful vases and all your beautiful flowers!🙂 Thanks to you I’m finally learning the names of all the flowers I photograph in other people’s gardens.😁
😉 Glad to share the knowledge! Thanks much!
Sunflowers are my absolute favourite 🙂 Beautiful vases.
Thank you, Maria!
Beautiful, I like the combination of all the yellows, and such large flowers make for great contrasts and details against Zinnias and other smaller flowers!
Thank you very much, Maria!
I love that you put the poppy and grass seed heads in there as well, very cool and very summery.
It’s not that easy to find sunflowers with that much pollen, so many have been bred to be pollen-free and although they’re less messy I notice the sunflower bees are not impressed.
Good point, pollinators eat pollen, hello! 🙂 Most of my sunflowers self-sow, so lots of pollen and the bees and birds are all over them. Thanks, have a good weekend, Frank!
These make me smile too. I especially love the picture of the Rudbeckia centre.
Thank you, Susan.
Very summery! I love this happy arrangement!
Thank you, Denise. I enjoyed this one all week, composites make good cut flowers. 🙂
Beautiful Flowers Eliza! Great to see your colorful arrangements!
Thank you, Reed!