In a Vase on Monday: August Jewels

While I was cutting my flowers this morning for my regular contribution to Cathy‘s lovely meme (see Rambling in the Garden) this poem sprang to mind:

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat…  

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens.

(by Jenny Joseph)

Well, rest assured these flowers are from MY garden! 😉

(I think it was the pinky red Zinnia that made me think of that poem – it looks a bit like an eccentric hat…)

The base holding everything upright is Cosmos foliage. The other contents are the red Zinnia, a double pink Echinacea, Antirrhinum ‘Orange Wonder’, Echinacea ‘Flamethrower’, Verbena bonariensis, Cosmos Double Click Cranberry and Cosmos Daydream, Geranium Rozanne, one Everlasting Flower, a bit of Hypericum, a sprig of Dill, Geum chiloense ‘Blazing Sunset’ and some Scabiosa Butterfly Blue.

It is hot again today. I‘ll be heading for the hammock later. 😃

Have a good week!

39 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: August Jewels

  1. I love your exciting explosion of color Cathy. With their individual personalities each flower is a delight unto itself and together create a wonderful effect. I used to see Red Hat Society ladies dressed in purple with red hats gathering for lunch, but not in many years. Have a great week.

  2. Red Hat Societies? What fun!! I had forgotten the line about picking flowers, so thanks for reminding me of that. Very definitely August jewels today, Cathy, and that zinnia maks a great focal point

    • I like that red Cosmos too as it doesn‘t produce loads of foliage like the white one I have (with hardly a flower on it!). Hope you are also staying cool Frank!

  3. That’s an excellent way of describing that zinnia, Cathy! I hope you enjoy a lazy afternoon. We’ve been told that heat is on its way here later this week too.

    I noted your exchange with Amelia on the Red Hat Society. A bus-load of these ladies made an appearance at one of my favorite garden centers about a year ago. I think they’re still out there!

    • Thanks Eunice. It‘s been hard keeping the garden going in the heat and dry weather, but only a couple more weeks and it should cool down and the autumn flowers will start blooming. Always something to look forward to!

      • Not sure I have enough to hold my interest 🙂 so I will work on that! The Dept. of Agriculture here is trying to get me a high tunnel greenhouse for food and flower growing and selling fingers crossed I fall in the right category of poor 🙂

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