In a Vase on Monday: Saving and Savouring October

This morning the reality of the coming dark and foggy months meant I nearly didn’t go out and pick any flowers for a Monday vase. A cold and wet weekend has certainly put an end to any October glory… But Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme once again provided me with the motivation to try and find materials from my garden to bring indoors. Thanks Cathy!


So glad I made the effort after all!

Physalis alkekengi is collapsing now but the seedheads will light up the south-west rockery for a few weeks to come.

Then there was Golden Euonymus fortunei, Heuchera, Lavender, Sedum, Hypericum…


… Crocosmia leaves, Miscanthus, Verbena bonariensis, Persicaria, Teucrium hircanicum…


… Centranthus ruber, and Dichromena latifolia (White Top Star Sedge).


As you can see, getting a decent photo in poor light will be just as challenging as finding the plant material over the next few months!

Take a look at Cathy’s post at Rambling in the Garden, where she shares her vase for this week and links to many other lovely Monday vases.