In a Vase on Monday: November Already?!

Yesterday, the last day of October, was gorgeous…. a perfect blue sky, no wind and warm sunshine (16°C), making us wish for more. Sadly this was probably the last such day this year, with cold wet weather forecast for the coming week.

(Big sigh)

But I took the opportunity to pick some of the last asters and a few of my lovely pink Chrysanths for a vase to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden this week.

(Look at that blue sky!)

The dainty vase was a recent gift from my Mum. 💕

I started off with the pink Chrysanths. They have very pretty small flowers, which makes them very robust against frost, wind and rain (all of which we had in October) and they smell lovely too.

I added some silver foliage (can never remember the name of it) and should have stopped there, but then I just couldn’t resist cutting some of the remaining asters, even though they are past their best. 🤪

The asters are ‘September Ruby’, ‘Barr’s Blue’ and the tiny Aster erocoides ‘Schneetanne’, and the larger white flowers are Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’.

Since I love my grasses so much I popped in a few spikes of Pennisetum and Miscanthus at the end too. The vase is crammed full and I will have to check the water twice a day!

An update on the garden is coming soon. In the meantime, have a great start to the week and happy gardening. 😃