In a Vase on Monday: Beautiful Autumn

After all the rain we’ve had, and a grey start to the day, I was not convinced I’d find much for my Monday vase… but then I saw the table decoration I had thrown together for Saturdays’s dinner guests and decided to bulk it out a bit. And then the sun came out!


The rose hip was the inspiration on Saturday, and the asters and sedums were crying out to be chosen too. Today I added more sedums and golden rod, some Japanese anemone, one sprig of Verbena bonariensis and the yellow flower… some kind of Helianthus I think.


With the sunshine and autumn light I was so pleased I had made the effort – this vase made my day!


Soon the purple and pink asters will all be fully out, and with sunshine forecast for the next few days I’m hoping to see some more butterflies too. The Japanese anemones have been fabulous this year, still producing a few new buds. And the sedums bring the garden to life even on a rainy day.

Beautiful autumn!


A big thanks to Cathy for hosting “In a Vase on Monday” at Rambling in the Garden. Take a look at all the lovely vases linking to her blog again today. Better still, join in!

What is making you smile this week?

35 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Beautiful Autumn

    • I was so glad to see the sun, as we had had a taster of the weather to come with a few very grey days. Just hope it manages to get through the low cloud again today! Have a good week Dana!

  1. Couldn’ t we call it ‘ Beautiful Late Summer’ ? I love the combination of flowers in your pretty cut glass vase. Delightful.
    We have had so many butterflies this year. At the moment there are lots. The Red Admirals are enjoying the rotting greengages and the sedums are full of Tortoiseshell.

    • So you are still in denial of autumn Chloris? πŸ˜‰ I only need to glance out the window here and see red and orange leaves to know what season it is. We are about 3 weeks ahead of “normal”, but the weather is still nice and mild at least!

  2. This is so pretty Cathy, your cut glass vase is beautiful, my sister has one almost identical given to her by our grandmother, thats her dinner party vase too.

  3. Very beautiful Cathy!! Love all the flowers! πŸ™‚ This week, I am enjoying the cool weather, last night we had 55 degrees F and during the day it was only 66 degrees. Suppose to get cooler as the week goes on!

    • And we are supposed to get a few warm days again… typical autumn weather here – misty mornings and mild nights. My neighbour just gave me a load of mushrooms she collected. πŸ™‚

  4. I see a few here I also have growing in the yard here πŸ™‚

    We are getting frost early so sadly bugs and all the house plants were brought in last night and two rooms scoured from floor to ceiling and rearranged for them to fit inside once again πŸ™‚

    Have a great week Cathy!

  5. Seems you’re fully embracing autumn this week and your colorful mixed arrangement is a perfect way to kick off the season. I like that you included the rose hip too. And nice, the sun came out! It’s been overcast here but we’re not getting much rain.

  6. Like Chloris I’m in denial about autumn, but I do know it won’t be long before it arrives. Lovely sunny vase today Cathy, I do like the Sedum in a vase but can’t quite bring myself to pick any or mine.

    • I must confess to breaking some parts of a sedum plant when digging out an old shrub root last week, so I had plenty that needed cutting down. It does take some courage to cut some flowers though!

  7. So somebody has had some rain Cathy. I saw rain symbols over France on the weather forecast map last night – maybe it’s drifting this way. We need some wet stuff. A most attractive vase and flowers too πŸ™‚

  8. A bountiful vase, Cathy! Love the colour of the asters – don’t know whether to try again with them here, as the few I planted seem to have disappeared but I have no idea why… 😦 I have been looking at my sedums differently since the vase meme began, as they are just THERE and so dependable, just waiting to be popped into a vase if required! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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