In a Vase on Monday: Sommersonne

I thought I’d go for a minimalist vase today. But something went wrong on the way around the garden with my bucket…. 😂


And after a little rearranging replonking it looked like this…


The vase is named for the lovely Heliopsis scabra ‘Sommersonne’.

Another highlight is the Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’.

In the next photo a close-up of the amazing Sanguisorba obtusa, Scabiosa perfecta, and the blue Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’, which has produced even more flowers than I could have wished for since early June. I am very impressed with it.

Photographed from above, you can get a pretty good idea of what is flowering in my garden at the moment! 😉

And indoors on the sideboard you can see the tall Briza better.

I used my large Portmeirion vase with the tree of life that my sister gave me some years ago. 😃

So, many thanks as usual to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this Monday meme. 🤗

Have a great week, and Happy Gardening!




29 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Sommersonne

  1. Definitely not minimal but, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, Cathy! I would be very happy to see that kind of floral abundance in my garden at this time of year. I love the wide variety of flowers you have.

  2. That is such a lovely jug for this taste of your garden, Cathy 😊 Your echinops are way ahead of mine, which are only just beginning to form globes, and although I don’t (can’t?) grow echinacea, I imagine this is relatively early too. Can’t make out what the white blooms are though…? I recently found where I had replanted the small scabious that I had grown from seed some years ago, and my annual scabious are just coming into bloom too – I have a white one this year too. Thanks for sharing some of the pleasures of your garden today

    • There is a white Gaura, but you are probably looking at the Achillea ptarmica. In damp soil it can become a problem, but in my garden it is kept in check! 😉 Echinacea is usually out by July here. A few things are slightly early though as we have had such a lot of warmth and sunshine in the daytime but cool nights wirh heavy dew. A bit of rain would be good, but not complaining! (Yet!) 😃

  3. Your minimalist intentions didn’t quite work out then Cathy but what a splendid array of summer sunshine! The echinops made me think of the garden I grew up in as a child. Too damp and shady here for them but I would love to be able to grow them. There was always a buzz of insects around them 😀

    • The Echinops was going to be the centre piece of my minimalist vase… I must have got distracted somewhere along the line as suddenly my bucket was almost full! 😂

  4. I really admire your Tree of Life vase, Cathy. It’s very special. You certainly have a wide variety of beautiful flowers that make the best arrangements. Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. Ohhh, I am loving the Portmerion and your not so minimalism. It is a celebration of summer in the garden. I love the Sanguisorba, too. It seems Salad Burnet might grow here in winter, but the flower is not as pretty as yours…do you eat Burnet?

    • I have grown the salad one (and eaten it) in the past. But it felt just a little too happy in my garden and wanted to spread so was eventually removed completely! LOL!

      • Ah, yes the little too happy. I keep trying borage and the rabbits get it before I do. Burnet sounds like a good substitute and would have to be pampered here so it probably won’t get too happy. The constant experiment.

  6. Your garden must be a riot of colour then Cathy. My campanula appears to have given up this year and the Gaura which was a beauty last is definitely not well, for some reason I do not seem to be able to keep Gauras.

    • I think the white Gauras are hardier than the pink, and I always wait with bated breath to see if they have come through. Last winter was so mild though that I even had some in pots that are now flowering. Our well-drained soil helps, and lots of sun! 😎

    • I didn’t list everything as there really is a lot in there. And I often have to look up the variety names too as my labels get buried under the plants and foliage in summer!

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