In a Vase on Monday: Taking a Bow

Monday is the day I join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden in finding materials from my garden to put in a vase.

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The very pale new ostrich fern leaves (Matteuccia struthiopteris) were my starting point this week – they resprouted in September after the August heat had shrivelled and burnt them. They won’t last much longer now though and are already starting to fold up.

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As a contrast some strong colours were needed, so I chose some Persicaria/Polygonum amplexicaule ‘Firetail’ and ‘Blackfield’. Both are still flowering well – they just go on and on!

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The standard Sedum provided the main block of colour, and some bright scarlet Pineapple Sage flowers add a bit more zing!

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The final addition was a couple of sprigs of the Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides – mainly for its lovely reddish autumn foliage, but also for the way it seems to be taking a bow as if leaving the stage. Which is what all my flowers are doing now…

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I wonder if Mr Haslinger (see my post here) will be right about snow in early November….

Do visit Cathy and take a look at all the lovely vases this Monday.

And have a wonderful week!