In a Vase on Monday: September Sparklers

The Miscanthus ‘Adagio’ is flowering – the silvery spikes seem to have appeared overnight (well, within the few days I was away from home actually!) and it is lovely to see them sparkling in the damp and dewy September mornings.

Naturally they had to feature in this week’s vase, alongside the other earlier flowering Miscanthus.

The sedums worked as a nice base, holding stems in place. I added some Persicaria ‘Firetail’, a sprig of Japanese Anemone and Buddleia, a single stem of Teucrium and a few cranberry Cosmos (hiding at the back!).

I hope you will visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden so you can enjoy her vase and all those from around the world who have linked in to her meme once again.


46 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: September Sparklers

  1. This is a grear autumnal combination, Cathy. Here, I am excited to see some of my grasses flowering as they have taken a while to get established – I love their flowering spikes. Hope you had a good journey to and from the UK

    • It was very autumny this morning Cathy – chilly and misty with cobwebs everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚ Grasses are so wonderful, especially Miscanthus, so I am glad you have also got some that are beginning to perform. I could imagine even more making it into my garden next year!

  2. The sedum works really well and it’s a great idea for holding the grasses up. I, too, have a few Miscanthus flowers in my jug this week โ€“ they’re lovely grasses, aren’t they? The persicaria works really well here, too. Beautiful.

    • Thanks Sam. I agree about the Miscanthus. And this Persicaria is my favourite for flowers and I don’t think I had used any of it in vases this year yet.

  3. Beautiful Cathy your flower arrangement. Sedums I love and I like very much as you have placed them to keep the bouquet. The beautiful Persicaria as the Buddleia and the Miscanthus. I hope you had a good time on your vacation. Greetings from Margarita.

  4. Oh it looks like a really lovely day with you Cathy. Your vase is full of interesting shapes and vibrant colour. The miscanthus is most eye-catching.

    • I’d love to hang on to late summer slowly sliding into autumn. It was cool and misty this morning and we noticed some leaves tinged with yellow and gold… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. A holiday away and you come home to sparklers – that sounds wonderful! I hope you enjoyed your time away. I remain envious of your Japanese anemones but we got a dose of unexpected summer rain last evening so maybe mine will show up after all.

    • I hope they do show up for you Kris! They started flowering early August here and have been battered by lots of storms and heavy rain, but I love them so much I forgive them for sprawling a bit and looking untidy!

    • Thanks Noelle. I was only away for 5 days, but then we had another blast of summer heat followed by LOTS of rain and the garden has been admired from afar since I got back!

    • Oh, thanks for identifying that pinky coloured Miscanthus! I bought it before the garden really took shape and it probably didn’t have a label anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I never miss the “firetail” when you added it in. I feel like it’s the punctuation that really brightens every bouquet! You have a lot of lovely colors still blooming this late in the year. How lovely, Cathy!

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