In a Vase on Monday: Rays of Sunshine

There was no sign of the sun today in our part of the world – quite normal for November – but I still managed to get some satisfying gardening, tidying up and pottering done outside. And while I was pottering I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of Gaillardia still flowering.

I immediately remembered another unexpected glow of colour I had seen on my morning rounds with Anouk; a single Goldenrod flower, a little worse for wear but with some pieces still good enough for a vase.

I scanned the garden for some nice amber coloured foliage to accompany my golden November treasures and my eyes fell on the Geranium foliage. Perfect!

It was quite exciting to be able to create such a sunshiny vase on the last Monday in November!

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this Monday meme, where she invites us to share something from our gardens, popped into a vase.πŸ˜ƒ

Reminder: As I posted hereΒ just a few days ago, my ‘Week of Flowers‘ for 2022 will commence on Wednesday 30th November. If you would like to join me for a week sharing a photo a day of a colourful flower from your 2022 garden I would be delighted. πŸ˜ƒ And if a whole week is too much, do join for just one day (or two πŸ˜‰). I know I am not the only one here in the northern hemisphere who values every single splash of colour they can find at this time of year!


Thanks for reading and Happy Gardening!




28 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Rays of Sunshine

    • All our other goldenrod stems are brown and disintegrating too. But this one was a late one that had bent over nearly touching the ground, thus protecting its lower petals from the elements! πŸ˜ƒ

    • It is indeed. Surprising after several frosts, but these will probably be the last now. I had forgotten that they are native to your part of the world. Luckily they don’t mind our cold and damp winters and are very hardy.

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