In a Vase on Monday: Out of the Mist

There is not much in the way of flowers now, but there are still a few white asters (‘Ashvi’), glowing in the Moon Bed. They are even visible in thick morning fog and at dusk too. ย They are very welcome, as we have only had very brief glimpses of the sun and just a hint of the full moon last week. They were therefore the obvious choice for today’s vase, as I join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her lovely Monday meme. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Another obvious choice for me was the tall Iris sibirica and Allium millenium seedheads, which add a ghostly effect.

And the smaller grey seedheads are from the Pycnanthemum, which I grew for the first time in both the Herb and Moon Beds. I am very pleased at how they last.ย The last seedhead of a Scabiosa perfecta was also saved from some tidying up yesterday.

I then found an intact Echinacea seedhead (most of them have disintegrated or been eaten by the birds), a sprig of Calamagrostis and a couple of late Scabiosa ochroleuca flowers. All in all, along with my ‘moon’ vase as I call it, this little collection brightens a dismal drizzly day.

Thanks to Cathy for hosting. I am especially looking forward to seeing some flowers from warmer climes later today when I visit her blog and see what everyone else has found to share in their vases from around the world.

Have a great week!


29 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Out of the Mist

  1. I like how you used the distinctive forms of the seed heads along with the fresh flowers. The container is beautiful — so rich in detail and beauty. Have a great week Cathy!

  2. A great Vase and it is great to value flowers this time of the year, and those seed heads you have chosen just go to snow great form in that fine round moon shaped vase.

  3. Is the seedpod that looks like a tulip the iris? It’s such a lovely shape and adds drama to the rest of the relatively monochrome vase, making for a stylish end result. And I so LOVE that vase itself – I just want to reach out and touch it!!

  4. I love seed heads. White asters are divine, I love them and they look great with seed heads. It is a magnificent bouquet. Cathy your vase that you call “moon” is wonderful, charming: there is a set that I love. Here it also rains and it may snow in the city of Madrid tonight and tomorrow morning. Your precious vase has cheered me up a lot. Cathy take good care of yourself and be very careful with COVID. Have a very happy week. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

  5. I should pay more attention to seedheads than I do – I’ve never even thought to wait out Iris flower stalks but it looks great in its dry state. The white asters are lovely and embellish your arrangement and the moon vase perfectly.

    • The iris doesn’t normally dry this well, so I am pleased I can use the seedheads. Now it is getting frostier they stand out well in the garden too. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  6. A sweet end-of-season collection, Cathy. The bare branches on the vase are a perfect complement. I’m amazed you still have some flowers blooming. All I have is a very sad looking farm-bought mum. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • My Chrysanthemum is still flowering, despite frosts! But almost everything else has succumbed now and we have snow forecast for next weekโ€ฆ.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • A hard frost last night has all but finished off the asters, but there are some interesting shaped seedheads still standing. The iris are my favourites at the moment, looking a bit like dramatic black tulips! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. The dried seed heads are particularly pretty when you gather them together. You group them nicely, and the vase you chose is really a lovely container. ๐Ÿ™‚ That you can even pull an arrangement together at this time of year impresses me!

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