In a Vase on Monday: September Stars and an Anniversary

I got a message from WordPress the other day to congratulate me on my blogging anniversary. Guess how many years….



My goodness, how time flies!

To celebrate I am sharing my vase of asters today for Cathy’s meme (Rambling in the Garden).

The purply pink ones are a novae-angliae aster calledย Septemberrubin.

The white ones are what they call wild asters here, but are actually Erigeron, growing on the edge of the woods and at the roadsides.

Naturally I had to add a few grasses. After all, it IS September and they are at their peak; Miscanthus, Panicum and Pennisetum.


The wonderful September weather is set to change soon, so I am busy outdoors the next few days to make the most of it. Looking forward to some rain though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a good week!



36 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: September Stars and an Anniversary

    • Hi Chris. We probably don’t have such a hard and long winter as you, but I have also noticed over the summer months our gardens seem to be in sync! Today was our last summer day and tomorrow we are finally getting some rain, so the garden should be glad of that!

    • Thanks Susie! The flowers will go on for a few weeks, but that blue sky will be rarer in the next week or two now some rain is finally coming our way! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  1. Nine years – whoohoo! I am just about 6 months behind you, Cathy ๐Ÿ˜Š Seeing your lovely anniversary vase makes me realise I should have included some grasses in my also-ran vase! Is Septemberrubin your really tall aster? Your vase certainly looks magnificently tall!

  2. Happy blogging birthday, Cathy, isn’t it scary how time flies!!! Must check how long I’m doing it. Your vase it so pretty and romantic. Wishing you both a good week and as they say “bon courage” xx

  3. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary, Cathy! Blogger (Google) has never taken any notice of my blogging anniversary but then it’d probably startle me it it did…Your pink asters are gorgeous and unlike anything I’m able to grow here.

  4. Oh many congratulations on that blogging milestone Cathy and that is a lovely vase to celebrate with! I wish Blogger would share that personal touch but ….. I hope that your lovely blog continues to bloom for many years to come.

      • That is unfortunate. I do not pay much attention to the bloom when I put some of it into a bucket before plugging it into the landscape. The stems perk up if they were dry limp when cut, and then root straightaway when plugged into damp soil in autumn. The procedure coincides with cutting them back. I really do not need more fleabane, but have added it to the tops of stone walls that lack landscaping.

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