In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Orange

fall flower arrangementThis week, I continue sharing the arrangements I made from flowers salvaged before our first frost. This one is my favorite of the bunch, a nice autumnal orange to welcome the first week of October.

It is made with only three ingredients– orange Zinnias (Z. elegans ‘Cut and Come Again’), orange Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea ‘Vermillionaire’) and the purple blooms and deliciously scented foliage of Thai Basil (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora), a culinary herb from SE Asia.

Top view, floral design

Zinnia and Cuphea, top view

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.

Zinnia and Cuphea

Zinnia and Cuphea

I hope you have a good week ahead. Stay safe and well.

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98 Responses to In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Orange

  1. Nice! Orange and purple go well together. The cigar plant is a favourite with hummingbirds.

  2. tonytomeo says:

    That orange zinnia is as bright as nasturtium.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, our first frost was around the Equinox, but we’ve had a nice warm spell in the weeks since. It won’t last, of course, but it is nice while it lasts. 🙂

  3. The color combination makes it beautiful …

    I just loved the top view with the wooden bench as backdrop.

    Thank you for sharing, Eliza 🙂

  4. Anne says:

    A very attractive combination.

  5. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful vase Eliza, I love the autumnal feeling created by these warm colours and tones 🧡

  6. Fine seasonal arrangements. Sorry about your frost

  7. Oh lovely … good for halloween

  8. Joanne says:

    They are just lovely, and the orange is a perfect autumn colour. 🙂

  9. pbmgarden says:

    Such foresight to prepare your vases early. This is just stunning. I love the strong colors and varied textures. Thai Basil is a great addition. Hope you have a good week Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Susie. The number of vases I pulled out of the garden that day warranted a measured sharing. 😉 I still have the Cuphea from this vase, going strong. I’m hoping it may root, but if not, it has been a lovely and long-lasting cut flower.

  10. Autumn is beautiful where you are.

  11. Never seen or heard of Cuphea – it’s fascinating and perfect for an October vase! No frost here yet, and we’re in the middle of a warmish spell….

  12. Treah Pichette says:

    I think orange is an under used color & one that goes well with most other colors. A lovely arrangement to celebrate your birthday month!

  13. The Cigar Plant looks great in your autumn vase. It is a favorite with pollinators in my garden.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! While I grow it every year in the garden for the hummingbirds, it doesn’t do as well when brought inside – the aphids appear out of nowhere!

  14. rajkkhoja says:

    Very nice color.

  15. Alice says:

    Watching the Hummingbirds go from flower to flower on the Cuphea is certainly so enjoyable they keep on coming back for more. I have 3 rooted from last year. I also have the Thai Basil which is very pretty.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alice. Your yard is a pollinator magnet!

      • Alice says:

        🤗🥰.It’s definitely been a wonderful year in regards to the Hummingbirds, Monarchs, the Praying Mantis, all the Katydids, Bumbles…didn’t see a Clearwing this year…they are so amazing. Now a rest. Next year we start, again! ❤️

  16. Wonderful! This arrangement says, “Welcome, welcome autumn!” One of my favorite times of year.

  17. sandyjwhite says:

    This is so perfect for October, Eliza. And I love orange!

  18. Cathy says:

    Those Thi basil blooms look gorgeous, Eliza, and the contrast with the orange works so well – thanks for sharing

  19. Gorgeous! I need to plant Thai basil next year 🙂

  20. krispeterson100 says:

    Beautiful, Eliza! I may have to copy that one – for once, I have all the ingredients for that.

  21. puneybones says:

    Beautiful arrangement! I love the colors!

  22. Robin says:

    Beautiful! I love the combination of orange and purple. ❤

  23. Autumn orange beautiful! ❤

  24. Cathy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous colours and lovely shape too Eliza. I do love Cuphea, but didn’t see any for sale this year. Maybe next year. That was such a good idea to make lots of vases and stretch them out over the next few weeks. 😃

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. I love Cuphea and hope I can continue to find it every spring. It is pretty popular here, so I should be okay not overwintering one (fingers crossed). Spreading the vases out over weeks keeps in the game a bit longer. 🙂

  25. Beautiful images and floral arrangements Eliza! Brightened my day!

  26. Lovely fall arrangement, Eliza. You were lucky to salvage all those beautiful blooms. 🙂 Happy October.

  27. bittster says:

    I’m really starting to like that thai basil (as a cutflower only, I’m not that big on basil flavor!), it’s a nice dark anchor to the arrangement.
    The cuphea is cool as well. It’s so carefree!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Frank! The purple calyxes were a nice surprise. Worth growing for those alone. It has a very strong flavor, so it must be used sparingly. French basil is my preferred choice for sprinkling on fresh tomatoes.

  28. This is one of the autumn colors I love! Thank you for this beautiful bouquet! xoxo

  29. Meg says:

    Lovely arrangement – it’s simple and elegant. Beautiful picture!

  30. ladyfi says:

    Love the orange pops!

  31. October perfection!

  32. Maria says:

    Zinnias and Cupheas look great together.

  33. You have a lot of fun, don’t you. Your blog is so refreshing. Beautiful colors of life.

  34. I love the colors and texture contrast; I had the Cupheas here, no Zinnias as pretty as yours so far.

  35. Love the beautiful autumn flowers and how you wrapped the stunning orange flowers in a a lovely scarf of purple with the Thai Basil!

  36. The orange and purple pair very nicely. So pretty!

  37. Oops. I missed this on Monday. The colors mesh well and are a delightful reminder of what was so lovely in your garden.

  38. Jet Eliot says:

    A lovely celebration of autumn, Eliza.

  39. Love the deep color combo!

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  41. Back tracking to the posts I’ve missed. I always love your flower arrangements and I ❤

  42. The “and I” wasn’t typed by me – lol – predictive text filled that in before I sent it. Crazy phones

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