In A Vase on Monday – Zinnias

Flower arrangementA week ago, we had our first frost. Beforehand, I spent several hours in the garden harvesting what I could and ended up with five arrangements, the first of which I posted last Monday. Here is the second one, a mix of several hybrid Zinnias, Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea) and somehow, only one Calendula (C. officinalis)! Can you find it?flower arrangementIn 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.

Hope you have a good week. I’ll post the other arrangements in the weeks ahead.

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90 Responses to In A Vase on Monday – Zinnias

  1. Anne says:

    Strangely enough, in all the years (when there has been enough water) I have grown zinnias, I have never thought of them as ‘cut flowers’ and placed them in a vase. Perhaps I will get an opportunity to do so this summer.

  2. What a beautiful burst of colour.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Calendula in disguise in the lower right corner of the first picture.

  4. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Pure joy is what I see in these colors combined. Thank you for bringing it to my day.

  5. What a splendid last hurrah of summer!

  6. Sheree says:

    Wonderfully colourful

  7. sangita2020 says:

    What a beautiful and colorful display of flowers.

  8. Cathy says:

    Lovely Eliza. I adore zinnias. Mine are useless this year!

  9. Karen Lang says:

    Fresh and Perfect 🙂

  10. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous colours. The blue sage really sets off the vibrant zinnias. 😃

  11. Such a cheerful vase! Happy Monday, my dear Eliza! 😘

  12. jenanita01 says:

    I have never noticed before just how cute zinnias are… those deep red ones with the golden coronet in the centre are lovely!

  13. Alice says:

    Summer beauties. The light-rust colored calendula looks like a straw flower. Interesting zinnia between deep pink and orange. (In top photo). Zinnias bloom for so long!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Alice. So long as the stems don’t rot, they do last long as a cut flower. While I go through them every day or so, culling and trimming, most of these are still blooming after a week. I do love zinnias!

  14. Joanne says:

    I love all the colours! They look amazing together. 🙂

  15. Beautiful Zinnias. I have my seeds for next year. 🙂

  16. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful blooms, rich colors. Using the salvia among the zinnias is very effective Eliza. Glad you were able to preserve a bit of summertime.

  17. Rusty calendula in lower right hand corner? I love zinnias— so reliable and cheerful!

  18. sandyjwhite says:

    Zinnias offer such a range of rich colors. Love ’em!

  19. susurrus says:

    It took me a minute but I found it.

  20. Gorgeous jewel colours.

  21. Cathy says:

    I am guessing the calendula is the buff coloured one? I love your bright dahlias, accentuated by the gorgeous blue sage (and the solitary calendula!) and I wonder what treat you have for us next week…?

  22. krispeterson100 says:

    I caught sight of the pretty Calendula right away. For a brief moment, when I first saw your vase, I thought: “it looks like the frost didn’t carry all the blooms away.” Then I remembered your statement that you planned to spread what you collected before the freeze over several weeks. Did anything make it through that weather shift?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Luckily, it was a light frost, but for several nights in a row, so the zinnias and basil are done, but the hardier annuals like calendula and gloriosa daisies still have some blooms, along with the perennials like phlox and coneflower. It’s not all completely gone, but quite diminished from its former glory.

  23. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. A riot if colour – going out with a bang! Is the calendula an orange one, on right? I bought pansies today for le shack and daffodil bulbs- more interesting than plumbing bits that Michael got!

  24. Widdershins says:

    What a magnificent palette of colour! : )

  25. Val Boyko says:

    So cheerful! Jewel colors at this time of year are so special ❤️

  26. Love these bright color zinnias and the arrangements!

  27. ladyfi says:

    Wow – vibrant beauty!

  28. You consistently produce gorgeous arrangements, Eliza. Summer hath returned. We lost a bunch but some hung in there and Mary Beth covered the dahlias. Our Larkspurs continue to bloom but this year we had no butterflies visiting them…at least when I was looking.

  29. So beautiful and bright!!!

  30. naturebackin says:

    Adding that rich blue to the mix of earthy colours works wonderfully.

  31. Beautiful selection of colors and flowers!! Love the variety of hybrid Zinnias, I usually always see the same one on my walks.

  32. Beautiful arrangements Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!

  33. grassroots says:

    Zinnia are my favorite!

  34. I love Zinnias, and these are so pretty!

  35. I really love the giant Zinnias !

  36. Maria says:

    What a medley of colors!

  37. What a happy colorful bouquet. I love your zinnias!

  38. Beautiful Flower, Great Colour Combination… ❤ ❤ I Love it 🙂

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