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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Silent Sunday

Calendula officinalisCalendula officinalis

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In A Vase on Monday – Frost Comes

flower arrangementEarly Sunday morning, we had our first frost. Saturday afternoon, I spent four hours in the garden harvesting what I could save of beans, basil and flowers and ended up with five arrangements. I plan on featuring one at a time over the next weeks to prolong the joy of sharing them. I really miss having a garden full of flowers to create with and winter feels lean without them.

I picked every Dahlia bud and blossom in the patch. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to ID a couple as they were gifted to me.

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare 

Also included are white and pink/purple Spider Flowers (Cleome hassleriana), pink and white Garden Phlox (P. paniculata) and white and pink Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again.’flower arrangement

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.

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Silent Sunday

Red Maple leaves

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In A Vase on Monday – Creamy White

flower arrangementThis week, I decided to combine all my white (or close to white) flowers into my arrangement. My Italian bunny jug seemed like a good choice, its pale yellow complements all, especially the few blooms of ‘Italian White’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), which curiously, only turn creamy-white as they age.

In addition, there are Spider Flowers (Cleome hassleriana), Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum), Garden Phlox (P. paniculata) and Dahlia ‘Little Lamb.’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.

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Silent Sunday

dry docked

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Wordless Wednesday

Cosmos sulphureus

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In A Vase on Monday – Purple Passion

flower arrangementDahlias have come on strongly in the garden, so I picked a few varieties to showcase. As these were gifted to me, I think I got their cultivar names right.

Dahlias

Clockwise: Dahlia Outta da Blue’, ‘Chilson’s Pride’ and Cactus ‘Pinelands Princess'(?)

In addition, there are pink and white Phlox (P. paniculata), white and pink Cleome (C. hassleriana), purple Angelonia (A. angustifolia) and foliage is silvery Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) and Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa).

 

I had a few shorts leftover, so I put them into my frosted fern vase:

 


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.

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Wordless Wednesday

water reflections

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In A Vase on Monday – Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear SunflowerA giveaway packet of seeds, which started blooming this week, yielded these cute little dwarf ‘Teddy Bear’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus ‘Teddy Bear’). Fluffy ray flowers make up most of the bloom, meaning less pollen for bees, but it is a charming novelty, to say the least.

Zinnia elegans ‘Lilliput’ and ‘Cut and Come Again’ fill the jug, along with purple Mealycup Sage (S. farinacea) and Angelonia (A. angustifolia).  Starry, white Garlic Chive blossoms (Allium tuberosum) help cool the brightness down a bit.

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Garlic Chive, Zinnia, Sunflower, Angelonia

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.

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