In a Vase on Monday: Experimenting

I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden with a Monday vase.

It is always a joy to cut flowers and bring them indoors. What is even better is when there is enough material to experiment a little. And even better than that is when you have a ‘new’ vase!

Well, actually this ‘Lotus’ vase was purchased in the spring, and I was hesitant about using it as I feared it would need so much to fill it. It is a shallow glazed dish with a removable lid that has about 30 holes in it. IΒ was surprised at how I could put varying stem lengths in it to create a rather pleasing arrangement. It will definitely be used more frequently in future!

The flowers and grasses used are:

Zinnia, Rudbeckia fulgida, Rudbeckia Prairie Glow, Cosmos Bright Lights, Cosmos Purity, Cosmos Double Click Cranberry, Lantana, Fennel seedheads, Echinacea Sunrise, Miscanthus Adagio, Pennisetum, culinary Sage leaves, Artemisia Silver Queen, Helenium Lemon Queen, Borage, Hypericum Miracle Night, Verbena bonariensis and probably a couple of others I have forgotten!

Special thoughts are with our host today. Do go and visit her and see what lovely flowers have been put in vases around the globe.

(Click on any image below to see a slideshow)

Wishing you all some of the gorgeous September sunshine we have been enjoying!


38 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Experimenting

  1. What a lovely bowl ‘o blooms, Cathy! Like you, I’ve been enjoying the last of the garden annuals and the September weather – it’s been lovely after the heat of the summer. Have a great week!

    • Thanks Eliza. The weather has been so kind this month with some showers and then some really warm and calm days. I do love September – and October too. We have been making the most of it outdoors! πŸ™‚

  2. To me this beautiful vase reminds me of summer still holding on for a last hurrah! I love it! I have many of the same flowers in my garden, and they’re starting to fade, but hanging on just a little bit longer, too. Your new vase is lovely, and you filled it beautifully. πŸ™‚

  3. That is a lovely vase, Cathy. I’m so glad you could put it to good use with your gorgeous blooms. I like the two-tones of green and the fact that it has supports for the flowers. It’s nice to see anything from your garden. xo

    • Until a couple of days ago it felt like late summer here too, but two nights of almost zero temperatures have cooled things down a bit and the leaves are starting to change colour!

  4. Cathy your new vase I love how I love each and every one of the flowers you have put on it: they are divine, their colors wonderful and remind me of summer, they are so cheerful. It is a fabulous, magnificent arrangement, I love it. It made me smile when I saw it. Cathy have a happy week and keep enjoying the good weather. Greetings from Margarita xx

  5. I’ve been seeing all your brightly colored flowers in gardens during our travels. Tomorrow we will be heading back into Germany to the Bavarian Forest once more. Love the weather we have been experiencing.

  6. That zinnia seems huge! I do not grow them, so I do not know what they are capable of. You might think they would like our arid climate, but they actually mildew here. I don’t know how that works!

    • Yes, the zinnia did produce a few extra large blooms until recently! I had problems with mildew with Monarda a few years ago and found out that heat and drought weaken the plant and makes it more susceptible to mildew, even in dry conditions. (I gave up growing Monarda after that!)

      • That makes sense, but is weird nonetheless. Mildew is not much of a problem here because of the minimal humidity. However, there are a few plants, such as zinnias, that are actually more susceptible to mildew here than they are in milder but more humid climates, such as in the Pacific Northwest.

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