Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up:
“From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten up this dreary time.”
Today, I’ll share a vase that didn’t get posted here on my blog. Taken in early October, you can see a beautiful sugar maple in the background. It definitely cheers me up to think back to when my garden was full of flowers and I had lots of vases around the house.
And since it is Monday, I will link to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly meme In A Vase on Monday.
Beautiful flowers! A great way to commemorate the Thanksgiving week! Thank you, Eliza!
Thank you, Fabio!
Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your family, Eliza! (and you are close to the place of the first Thanksgiving!)
Love, love, love the pinky purply shades, Eliza. 🙂
Thank you, Joanne. One of my last vases before the frost ended it all. Nothing but memories now. Dreaming of next summer already!
Gorgeous dahlias! Maybe you can reprise greatest hits again in December.
Thank you, Ellen. Maybe I’ll take up Floral Fridays through the winter to help us through until spring. 🙂
Beautiful bunch of flowers
That is a gorgeous vase Eliza. The pink hues look lovely with blue sage. Thanks for this lift on a foggy November morning. Have a great Monday!
Thank you, Cathy, a great idea you had. So many photos I take never get published. You provided a welcome opportunity!
Beautiful Eliza 💕
Thank you, Karen! Hope you’re having a good summer!
We are! 🏖And Australia is Covid free too. 👏👏Thanks Eliza
Seriously? There IS light at the end of the tunnel then! That is truly the best news I’ve heard in ages! 👏👏
It’s amazing! And we are so grateful. Part of the reason we have healed so well is that when we are told to go into lockdown we do. We don’t seem to rebel or pretend it’s not here? Anyway I hope you see it lift and heal soon in the US and know it is possible 🙏🏻
Wonderful vase! You were obviously saving it up for Cathy’s meme!
ESP – haha! Thanks, Cathy!
I love dahlias… and next year I intend to grow some for myself!
Thank you, Anita, I hope you do. They are wonderful flowers, just know that slugs love them, so take precautions! (I use copper flashing barriers around them, which slugs won’t cross). Thanks also for reblogging! ❤
Thanks, Eliza… Good to know!
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A glorious vase Eliza, I love how the pink and purple in the flowers complements the yellow and gold of the October leaves in the background 🧡
Thank you kindly, Xenia! x
I’ve run out of ways to say “this is so beautiful.” This arrangement truly is (so beautiful). The colors are wonderful and that maple as a background is glorious. ❤
Thank you, Robin! Much appreciated! x
Absolutely gorgeous! Wish that was sitting on my table right now in the midst of a grey & rainy day.
Thank you! I feel the same way… at least those lovely dahlia tubers are resting, tucked away in the garage awaiting spring. 🙂
Oh, good, I love “Outta Da Blue”!
They perform very well, definitely a keeper.
Nice Eliza! Your flowers & Floral arrangements brighten my day!!
Glad to know that, Reed, thanks much!
That is a pretty arrangement. Posting flowers in the winter is a great idea.
Thank you, I think we ought to do it more regularly!
I agree. The weather has been so nice here, I just want to sit in the sun.
Flowers have so many purposes…food for pollinators, making people happy, making seeds for the next generation of flowers. The Dahlia is exquisite. Thank you!
Thank you, Alice! Have a great week ahead. 🙂
We have a cold, rainy day on tap. I needed a pop of color, Eliza!
Glad to provide it– thanks, Sandy!
Oh how beautiful, Eliza. How I MISS my flowers and color already. And it is just November. *sigh* Can’t stop Winter. Let us both pray it is a mild one and it passes swiftly so glorious Spring can come once again. Here is to HOPE. xo
Amen to that, thanks, Amy! 🙂
I’ve never tried to grow dahlias, Eliza — perhaps next year! These are amazing!
Thanks, Debbie– they truly are worth a spot in the garden if you have the space. The plants can get quite big, but the show is amazing come Aug. and Sept.
I do miss vases of flowers around the house, Eliza. Paperwhites in their forcing vases here just feel a little cold… Your front and center dahlia is such a beautiful bloom!
Thank you, March! I know what you mean, it is hard to get that same exuberance in winter. Esp. with those cactus dahlias – they’re summer showstoppers!
I love both dahlias, Eliza, but the spidery white and magenta one is a stunner. Do you have a cultivar name for it?
I believe it is ‘Pinelands Princess’… thanks, Kris!
Now that’s something to brighten up a gray, rainy day! Love those colors.
Thanks, Laurie… good medicine! 🙂
Love the combination of flowers and colors Eliza! Do you know what the name of the Salvia is? It’s lovely!
Thank you very much! That is Salvia farinacea, Mealycup Sage. Not sure the cultivar, though.
I was thinking that surely Eliza can’t still hvae all these wonderful flowers growing in her garden in late November and then I read they were from October. But what lovely colours they are.
Thank you, Karina. I think this was the last vase before the frost that ended them.
October wasn’t that long ago but vases like this are certainly few and far between now. That’s a pretty dahlia in the foreground
Thank you, Cathy… a happy memory!
Another beauty. I agree that we miss our summer flowers but that makes them even sweeter when the season returns. It is such a thrill when the ephemerals bloom again. 🙂
Thanks, Steve. Time does fly by and soon we’ll be seeing trilliums and spring beauties again. 😉
Love it! Dahlias as always but the Sugar Maple makes it sing.
Thank you, Amy! That maple put on a good show this year, all too fleeting, though.
This is cheerful. All the flowers are pristine with beautiful colors. I love the cactus-type dahlia.
Thank you, Susie. Cactus-types are my hands-down favorites, but the best producers I’ve grown are the pom types like ‘Outta da Blue’ and ‘Voodoo’ – they flower non-stop!
Good to know Eliza. Nice to have both.
This is a great and much-appreciated theme. Your arrangement with the vibrant colors in the vase and in the background is very cheerful and uplifting. Thanks Eliza.
Thank you very much, Jet!
What a stunning combination of summer and autumn!🙂 Beautiful photos and flowers!🙂
Thank you, S! Glad you liked them. 🙂
Ah, so beautiful. Nothing cheers like flowers.
Indeed, so true. Thanks, Caroline!
Thank you, Belinda!
A gorgeous combination and arrangement!
Thank you, it’s nice to have a look back at summer. Do you have snow yet?
Oh yes … we’ve had snow a few times! It gets old and tracked up quick. I’m waiting for some fresh stuff.