In a Vase on Monday: Pink September

September is turning out to be beautiful, with warm sunny days and cool misty nights. There seems to be enough moisture in the heavy dews to keep the garden beds going, but as much as I am enjoying this weather, some rain would be very welcome. Nevertheless, the flowers are still coming, so to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme here is a rather pink vase full of what my garden has to offer.

The gorgeous deep pink Aster ‘Septemberrubin’ – a magnet for the bees – is at the centre…

…with Miscanthus, Cosmos Daydream and Purity, Verbena bonariensis, Gaura, Everlasting flowers and a few other bits and bobs.

Maybe you can just see the Echinacea at the front: ‘Green Jewel’, which is quite eyecatching.

And here is a shot of the bouquet with that blue sky in the background again, which we seem to have had more than our fair share of this year. Not complaining though!

Do visit Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) to see her vase. She always finds such fun props to go with her vases too and this week is no exception!

Wishing you all some September sunshine and blue skies!

xx

41 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Pink September

  1. I need to check out my grasses to see which are producing lovely seedheads now – they add such drama to a vase, don’t they? That deep pink aster is such a glorious colour – how tall does it grow? It goes beautifully with the helichrysum and the centre of the rather odd-looking green echinacea. I hope the lack of rain hasn’t lost you any plants, Cathy

    • Amazingly I haven’t lost anything to drought, but I do my planting with drought in mind so most of my plants are pretty tolerant of dry conditions. A few that struggle get watered very very occasionally. The aster is as tall as me, almost 1.7 metres tall! In its first year! Glad I put a sturdy support in early! πŸ˜ƒ

  2. I wish we could get some of your kind of weather, Cathy! I love your ‘Green Jewel’ Echinacea – that’s one I’ve never seen before. I keep thinking I need to try some strawflowers too.

    • I really wish I could send you some of clear blue skies and fresh autumn air Kris. The fires seem particularly bad this year and are in our news constantly. This was the first time I grew Strawflowers. Interesting, but they produced an awful lot of foliage and got much taller than I had expected.

  3. A very bright and cheerful vase. Septemberrubin is positively glowing! Gorgeous weather here too but with 30Β°C + and no rain it’s difficult as usual. I’ve lots of interesting Aster seedlings coming up in the borders – didn’t know that they’re hybridising such much. Have you noticed this? Have a good week xx

    • I haven’t noticed asters changing, but this is the first year I have so many different ones. and so many bees (and hornets too). So perhaps I will see hybridising occur next year. It is also new for me to get seedlings survive as they were devoured by the snails in my last garden! We have a few slugs here, but they don’t seem to do any damage – yet!

  4. The Aster is gorgeous and I love the Cosmos. I have seedlings of Double Click Cosmos and V. bonariensis coming along now. Fingers crossed for flowers. Seems like a perfect time to enjoy your garden. Have fun.

    • Cosmos seem to vary so much. l have pulled out a huge plant that didn’t produce a single flower and next to it was a weaker one full of flowers: same seed packet! I hope that Echinacea will survive but I know some of the newer hybrids are sensitive. We will see.

  5. A gorgeous pink vase that cheers me and reminds me of spring colors. Wish we were going into spring instead of fall. I normally like fall, but this year news everywhere is so depressing, it is hard to look forward to colder, darker days with less sunshine. We’ve just started with the cooler days and they are such a drast contrast from the sweltering heat it takes a few to adjust.
    Thank you for such cheerfulness in a vase to brighten my day.

    • Hi Cindy. I feel for you with the heat, but good to hear it is cooling down for you at last. Hope you get a nice long mild autumn! Take care. πŸ˜ƒπŸ€—

  6. Gorgeous Cathy we just had our fall mum fundraiser and just on time the light frost has arrived a far cry from the 90’s today I will gather some blooms as you do so I can remember my garden before the heavy frost kills it all. ❀

  7. Sounds as if we have been enjoying the same glorious September weather Cathy except no misty nights yet although mist is predicted tonight. Very little rain too. All set to change later in the week though. That aster is a beauty. Does it translate as ‘September Ruby’? I love the miscanthus too.

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