In a Vase on Monday: Still Summer?

Well, after another very cold night (3°C) I can definitely answer the question in my title: summer is over!

But looking at this vase of Cosmos picked yesterday you wouldn’t think it. 😃

It is vases like these that make me so glad I can join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme and share the prettiness with you all.

We have finally had some real rainfall and what with the misty mornings and cool nights the Cosmos are looking a bit bedraggled and are sadly going over. But these were salvaged along with some Verbena bonariensis and the last stem of an Everlasting Flower, all picked from the Oval Bed.

It looks like today could be slightly warmer, so I will be making the most of a dry day outdoors and hope you can do the same sometime this week.

Happy gardening!

 

In a Vase on Monday: September Stars and an Anniversary

I got a message from WordPress the other day to congratulate me on my blogging anniversary. Guess how many years….

Nine!

😃

My goodness, how time flies!

To celebrate I am sharing my vase of asters today for Cathy’s meme (Rambling in the Garden).

The purply pink ones are a novae-angliae aster called Septemberrubin.

The white ones are what they call wild asters here, but are actually Erigeron, growing on the edge of the woods and at the roadsides.

Naturally I had to add a few grasses. After all, it IS September and they are at their peak; Miscanthus, Panicum and Pennisetum.

 

The wonderful September weather is set to change soon, so I am busy outdoors the next few days to make the most of it. Looking forward to some rain though. 😉

Have a good week!

 

 

In a Vase on Monday: Pink September

September is turning out to be beautiful, with warm sunny days and cool misty nights. There seems to be enough moisture in the heavy dews to keep the garden beds going, but as much as I am enjoying this weather, some rain would be very welcome. Nevertheless, the flowers are still coming, so to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme here is a rather pink vase full of what my garden has to offer.

The gorgeous deep pink Aster ‘Septemberrubin’ – a magnet for the bees – is at the centre…

…with Miscanthus, Cosmos Daydream and Purity, Verbena bonariensis, Gaura, Everlasting flowers and a few other bits and bobs.

Maybe you can just see the Echinacea at the front: ‘Green Jewel’, which is quite eyecatching.

And here is a shot of the bouquet with that blue sky in the background again, which we seem to have had more than our fair share of this year. Not complaining though!

Do visit Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) to see her vase. She always finds such fun props to go with her vases too and this week is no exception!

Wishing you all some September sunshine and blue skies!

xx