Yes, it is autumn. The light is softer, but disappears rapidly in the evenings, the nights are chilly, the mornings damp with heavy dews, and there are cobwebs everywhere! But the air is clear and the temperatures pleasant and it is my favourite time of year. 😃
I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden with an assortment of vases today, two of which have the Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Herbstfreude) in them. Maybe not as spectacular ingredients as a summer vase, but special nonetheless.
First of all, Autumn Joy with some asters:
At the back is a lovely big blousy blue one called Aster novi belgii ‘Marie Ballard’…
The deep pink one is my treasured ‘Alma Poetschke’…
I also used a couple of other asters whose labels are currently buried beneath the plants! The grass at the back is Eragrostis.
The second vase is somewhat simpler:
…Autumn Joy with some Miscanthus Red Chief, Persicaria Orangefield (but pink!), Gaura, Pennisetum and a Fizzy White Cosmos.
And a third vase is actually more summery, but what joy at finding these flowers in autumn:
…the very last Moon Daisies, Knapweed, Clover and Queen Anne’s Lace which I dashed out to pick on Saturday before they were mown away! Behind that vase you can see below another of the many sunflowers (an ‘Earth Walker’) being floated. 😃
A chill wind and grey skies meant the photos had to be taken indoors today, but I am certain the sun will return in a day or two and I will be out in the garden as much as possible for the rest of the week. 😃
Are you also noticing the change in the season?
Wishing you all a sunny week and happy gardening!