In a Vase on Monday: Mixed Summer

Can you believe it is August already? I know it took Cathy – the host of this meme – by surprise too. What a mixed summer it has been so far.

And here is a mixed bunch of summer. πŸ˜‰

This is my first sunflower vase of the year, with lots of other fiery colours from The ‘Edge flower bed, and a splash of purple for that jewelled look. πŸ˜ƒ

I always look forward to the day when I can use my sunflower jug and share it here.

Take a look at the slideshow and enjoy!

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35 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Mixed Summer

  1. Love your sunflower mug and the beautiful flower arrangements, Cathy. Our sunflowers are growing and growing and doing very well, but no yellow flowers so far.

    • Thanks Susie. Yes, August was suddenly here along with cool nights and mists… rather early for autumn weather but I suppose it will get warm again this month. Well, hope so!

    • I couldn’t resist cutting some, and more are opening daily. Definitely my most successful year with them. And my Tithonia are also taller than me now too. πŸ˜ƒ

  2. Your vase is beautiful, Cathy, and so is the gorgeous bouquet. I love the title of your post and arrangement, Mixed Summer…how is it possible it’s August already!

    • It is amazing how time has flown… July was a flurry of picking chard and zucchinis and enjoying outdoor cooking but August has started off cloudy and cool.🌻

  3. Gee, I have never grown ‘Italian White’. I do believe that it looks like yours though. For the landscape in which I last grew sunflowers, pale colors would not have looked as good as brighter orange and yellow. (I wanted to grow ‘Italian White’ just because it sounded ‘white’ to me, although I have since learned that they are a rather pale yellowish white.) The sunflowers were a neighbor’s idea, and worked out splendidly. I cut a few down low where they would not be missed, and put them in a big vase in the dining room, but then came home to a finch party and a big mess all over the dining table.

  4. Cathy your sunflower pitcher I love it. I love the bouquet of flowers that she has, it is spectacular, charming, wonderful and magnificent. Sunflowers are fabulous, divine, and the accompanying flowers are divine, I love them. I love the slideshow, it is wonderful. Cathy I have not been able to write on your blogs because more than a week ago she gave me an attack in the lower back in one of my herniated discs that has left me with great pain in bed. She hurts my legs, groin, lower back, waist, back, neck: I can neither walk nor sit because of the pain. It was my fault to gain weight cleaning the terrace and taking some 50 l bags of earth and lifting them to the height of the railing to clean them of soot as well as clay pots: so much weight did not support my back. I went down to the street and when I went up the stairs my back started to hurt. In the afternoon I was in bed unable to move because of the pain. Now I am a little better, but when I write on the computer my back hurts a lot. Cathy I hope you are in good health. Take care of yourself. I wish you a very good week and happy gardening. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸŒ»πŸŒ»

    • Oh dear, you poor thing Margarita. So sorry you have had such back problems. You need a young man to do jobs like lifting for you. Take care! β˜€οΈπŸ’•πŸπŸ¦‹

      • Cathy thank you very much for your kind words. Before my work accident and my spinal column was shattered and parts of my body as well, I moved 80 l bags by myself as if it were a glass of water, and I was strong as a bull. Since the accident and the very long rehabilitation, I have been unable to make efforts, and every day it gets worse. But that’s life!! And you have to live it the best you can. I still believe that I did not have the work accident and I do nonsense that later I pay with attacks that leave me in bed due to the great pain. That’s how I am! I don’t give up even though I’m always in pain. Cathy you are a friend. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xx πŸ˜˜πŸ˜€πŸžπŸ¦‹πŸπŸŒ»

  5. A beautiful summery mix Cathy and just the perfect vase to display them in. I love the Moldavian Dragonhead! Did you grow it from seed?

    • Hi Anna. Yes, I grew it from seed that was in my Advent calendar. It is such a lovely plant and I have three or four clumps of it in the herb bed. I hope it will seed itself around for next year. It makes more impact than my sages. πŸ˜ƒ

  6. It truly is hard to believe that it is August. Your vase is a lovely tribute to the flowers from your garden, especially placed in you sunflower jug.

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