In a Vase on Monday: A September Sigh

Along with some recent rain showers (some of which have been quite decent), cool nights and misty mornings are reviving the garden. So my vase today is simply a big sigh of September loveliness. πŸ˜ƒ

Japanese Anemone ‘Serenade’, with a mix of asters, some Calamagrostis and a few strands of Gaura.

Thanks to Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden, for hosting this meme.

Have a lovely week, and happy gardening!


42 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A September Sigh

    • πŸ˜€ My garden went into autumn modus early this year. Hope it’s a nice long autumn though, as winter may not be much fun here this year with all the energy problems… Got to stay positive though!

      • OH your country too what a nightmare. 3 years with masks on and taking sketchy shots to so many still getting sick and the war going on over land and what it holds the Queen died and you now have a King. Our electric company doubled our utility bills starting last month and with little rain this year we may get over 100 inches of ice and snow like you I am not looking forward to it but I have clamp-on’s for boots ready and the JD.

        • Yes, madness here. We are being told to prepare for a hard winter as we have no gas (because we sanctioned Russia) which supplies our electricity stations too! The wooden pellets we use for our heating system are now four times the price of last year…. I don’t trust our government at all – a bunch of idealogists and idiots. 😜

    • Well said Cathy. πŸ˜‰ I am really enjoying this vase. The asters seem to have survived the dry weeks well, albeit somewhat shorter and not as bushy as some years.

  1. We sometimes get those spells of cooler weather in September but this is unlikely to be one of those years so I’m very envious. I’m beginning to regret tearing our my overly enthusiastic aster last year – your flowers are very pretty. I love the anemones and, despite the heatwave and our water ban, I’m hoping I’ll get a few of those flowers as summer eventually grinds to a halt.

      • The outdoor watering ban is set to expire in 15 days, so after September 20th. Its purpose is to support the overall delivery system while 36 miles of pipe is replaced in a water district that partially supplies water to our district.

  2. It’s beautiful Cathy and I love its name. How did your miscanthus ‘red chief’ fare this summer ? I want to add more grasses to my borders and that one particularly caught my eye but I believe that miscanthus need a fair bit of moisture.

    • Thank you Judith. πŸ˜ƒ My Miscanthus have not done well in the drought this summer and are all stunted, scorched and some aren’t even flowering. πŸ™ I didn’t realise how much moisture they need when I planted them! On the other hand, the Calamagrostis have fared very well, as did the Stipa and Deschampsia, and one unlabelled Pennisetum. Red Chief hasn’t flowered yet and I must check it and see if it might flower at all. Hope you have had rain. I know the situation there has been even worse than here this summer.

  3. Thanks Cathy. I have calamagrostis and stipa but not deschampsia. We’ve had some rain in the last week but nowhere near enough to make up for the terrible lack of it this summer and spring. So I carry on searching for suitable plants that won’t just give up and die. Not an easy task as they also have to love my chalky soil !

    • I have been hunting for drought tolerant plants too… Perovskia is top of my list, along with Euphorbias which seem to carry on regardless of the weather! Happy gardening Judith, and hope you have got some rain coming your way!

  4. Wow! I almost feel like your fall garden has shows some signs of lingering spring! LOL! What a surprise. So glad to hear you’ve had some decent rain. I think it definitely did revive your beautiful garden. Lovely, Cathy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.