In a Vase on Monday: Summer!

Every Monday, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden invites us to join her in presenting something from our gardens in a vase. It is always a pleasure to participate in this meme, and this week in particular as there is so much to choose from!

I used the little hare jug my Mum sent me earlier this year, and filled it with summery flowers.

Above, you can see Scabiosa Perfecta White, with some Seseli from the Herb Bed. Below is my favourite Echinacea – ‘Green Envy’, along with a Double click Cranberries Cosmos, which is one of the few this year that actually look like they should. For some reason this one often produces single flowers for me.

This year I grew two new Echinaceas: Virgin, seen here with Scabiosa Ochroleuca and Cosmos Xanthos…

… and Fragrant Angel, which may become a favourite too.

The deep pink Cosmos is Rose Bonbon from the Double Click series. Pretty, but not as rampant as the white Cosmos featured here (Fizzy White). A sprig of Nigella is hiding in there too.

Gaura, Linaria and silvery Artemisia foliage add to the summery airy feel. (Although it is actually rather cool and autumn-like here at the moment!)

Summer seems to be drawing to an end earlier than usual. Sigh. Our housemartins are already practising for their long haul to Africa in September, swirling around the house and up to the nests repeatedly, as if imprinting the location onto their inner map. How are your seasons progressing? Do you detect a change too?

Now go and visit Cathy to see her lovely vase. And have a great week in the garden! 😃