In a Vase on Monday: October, October!

I originally intended to try and put together today’s vase with 50 items from my garden… since I celebrated my 50th birthday at the weekend. But then my sister gave me this gorgeous vase which deserves better than being crammed full of anything and everything! Still, there is a lot in there…


The small rock on the table is a souvenir picked from the bed of the river Isar in the Bavarian mountains at the weekend. 🙂

The vase is the Portmeirion Enchanted Tree jug, and the tree is full of different birds, with a hare and deer at the base…


I really love it, and I filled it with all the loveliest flowers I could find, which included an unexpected Buddleia flower…


The Verbena bonariensis is also flowering still, and I love this purple and orange combination with sunflower Earth Walker…


The Persicaria Firetail is still attracting the bees, even on a chilly cloudy day…


And the Scabiosa ochroleuca below is also still producing a few flowers. I hope it sets lots of seeds!


I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly meme and hope you will also take a look at her vase today, as well as all the others linking in from around the globe.


Oh, and this last little vase was also put together with some leftover bits and pieces. That is a lovely Cactus Zinnia at the centre, with some Asters, Roses, Leadwort and Cosmos, and some Hypericum berries picking up the pinky orange colours nicely.


Have a great week everyone, and a special hello and thank you to my sister for the vase!