In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Colors

vase of flowers

Blenko vase

This week, I share my next-to-last, pre-frost bouquet in my orange Blenko Glass vase, a perfect color for fall. This one is more of a ‘plonk’ job, but I think at this point all I wanted was to get all those flowers that I picked that day in water.

Gloriosa Daisies, with dark mahogany centers (Rudbeckia hirta), are joined by several varieties of Zinnias (Z. elegansย ‘Cut and Come Again’ & ‘Thumbelina’, plus Z. x haageana ‘Persian Carpets’) and a couple white Garlic Chive blossoms (Allium tuberosum).

In A Vase on Mondayย 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.

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90 Responses to In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Colors

  1. Anne says:

    Even your ‘plonked’ arrangements look lovely and the choice of vase is a perfect compliment to the flowers.

  2. tonytomeo says:

    Oh my! It is Autumn already!
    Oh my! It is Monday already!
    Oh my! That is a lot of orange!

  3. cindy knoke says:

    You grow goodness Eliza.

  4. Sheree says:

    Very pretty, very autumnal

  5. The orange colour of the vase is just perfect.

  6. Janis says:

    Autumn colors are the best!

  7. ARUN GOYAL says:

    Lovely Flowers ! It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening here

  8. Alice says:

    Perfectly ‘plonked!’

  9. jenanita01 says:

    What a stunning collection to start the week!

  10. Joanne says:

    You are a very artistic “plonker”, Eliza. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. shoreacres says:

    There seems to be a lot of yellow and orange going around! We’ve yet to see even fields of goldenrod in bloom, although central Texas is moving along and is well into autumn color.

  12. The flowers are lovely, but that vase steals the show. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Yes the vase is great! Love all the orange.

  14. ke01341 says:

    Plonk arrangements remind me that nature is never perfect, that some of the imperfection is what makes it beautiful

  15. This is the perfect autumn vase.

  16. Meg says:

    The colors are just perfect for autumn – great picture!

  17. I like the cheerful colors?

  18. Colors. Not ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Gorgeous. Even if ‘a plonk job’ (Love that term) and love your vase and the end of season flowers – that last burst of glory always seems extra special.

  20. Ohhhhhh these colors just stir my soul, Eliza!! Amazing you have that much color left in your gardens. Wow!! I honestly cannot believe that we are in Fall. Summer went too fast this year!!

  21. That vase proclaims fall. As do the flowers. Wonderful!

  22. Noelle M says:

    A elegant vase deserve a laid back arrangement of beauties. Such a lovely seasonal collection, and thank you for sharing Eliza.

  23. You have such lovely flowers and you make wonderful bouquet… (Suzanne)

  24. krispeterson100 says:

    I love that glass vase and all the orange zinnias, which I’ve had all to few of this year. I hope fall is at least treading in softly in your garden, Eliza.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. I’m still eking out a few late blooms out of the garden, but most is about done. The calendulas had a second flush, which is nice to see, and the nicotiana and salvias are keeping them company. Slim pickings!

  25. susurrus says:

    A very elegant plonk job!

  26. Beautiful flowers as usual Eliza!!๐Ÿ˜Š

  27. Cathy says:

    I let out a big sigh when I saw this Eliza. My Tithonias were not much good at all this summer so it was lovely to see yours in the vase. Gorgeous colours and the perfect vase too. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  28. Cathy says:

    What a gorgeous vase that is, Eliza, perfect for your autumnal blooms. I was going to ask if Blenko was the brand name but then I realised you had included a link – what a delightful range! I loved the little pumpkin paperweight

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. The company is more well known to our South. It was a gift from my sister who lives down there. They offer quite a range of products. The pumpkins are popular here and made by various glass blowers. Sadly, Covid-19 has cancelled the many fall festivals where vendors sell them. A hard year for craftspeople, among all the rest.

  29. naturebackin says:

    Those colours complement each other perfectly.

  30. Widdershins says:

    Well ‘plonked’! : D

  31. pbmgarden says:

    Perfect autumn flowers and beautifully arranged. The Gloriosa Daisies are so pretty in the special glass vase.

  32. arlingwoman says:

    Gorgeous flowers, as usual! There is something about them when you know there aren’t going to be many more…

  33. Gorgeous colours Eliza and I love the Blenko vase! ๐Ÿงก

  34. Annette says:

    A fiery, warm vase much needed on a grey and cold day like this, Eliza, I’m mostly a “plonk” person too when it comes to vases but it usually has a special charm ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy October days!

  35. Beautiful! None of your arrangements ever look ‘plonk’ to me. Mine would though lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. jillslawit says:

    I love that vase. Orange is the perfect colour for this time of year.

  37. Lovely selection of photos and the perfect vase for the beautiful flowers.๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Another lovely Eliza arrangement, Eliza. ๐Ÿ™‚ A fine selection of late summer blooms. The variety in your garden is impressive.

  39. Beautiful! Love the autumn palette here and everywhere I see it!

  40. A perfect match, really lovely!

  41. Robin says:

    Even your “plonk” arrangements are beautiful. Mine tend to look exactly like plonk sounds. lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. I like plonks.. this one looks especially nice with the colors and the Blenko vase. Rudbeckia is my favorite.. difficult for me to grow here!

  43. prossori says:


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