In A Vase On Monday—August Relish

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

Back from an energizing, restorative week at the beach I am catching up on blogs, comments, laundry and such, and scampering to join Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday with a few flowers from my late summer garden.

For sharing today there are mostly zinnias with a tasting of other flowers speckled throughout. Digitalis Foxlight ‘Ruby Glow’ was the starting point for one small vase, accented with zinnias in cream, apricot, yellow and orange.

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

There is also one little marigold, the first to open from seeds planted at the same time as the zinnias.

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

There were enough blooms to fill a second small companion vase in similar colors.

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

A larger turquoise vase holds the remnants of my quick garden foraging: two intensely hued salvias, S. guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ and S. greggii ‘Furman’s Red’; several sprigs of Phlox paniculata, possibly ‘Robert Poore’;  a springy stem of passed-along everlasting sweet pea; and three more zinnias.

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

The peach colored cactus zinnia has captured my heart.

In A Vase On Monday - August Relish

In A Vase On Monday – August Relish

Materials
Digitalis Foxlight ‘Ruby Glow’ PPAF (Ruby Glow Foxglove)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial Sweet Pea)
Marigold
Phlox paniculata (maybe’Robert Poore’)
Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’ (Autumn Sage)
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again Mix’ (Burpee, popular cutting variety, 24” H)
Zinnia ‘Burpeeana Giants Mix’ (Burpee, colorful huge 6’ Blooms, 24” H)
Zinnia elegans ’Cactus Flower Blend’ (Botanical Interests, 4-6” wide, 2-3’H. Heirloom Twist and shout. Double and semi-double)
Ceramic vases

Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.

21 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—August Relish

  1. theshrubqueen

    Lovely! never thought I would see Foxgloves and Phlox paniculata at the same time in a vase from the Southeast. Inspired by yours I bought Cactus Zinnia seeds to try this winter.

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you! I’ve been so delighted with that foxglove this year. It’s unusual for either foxglove or phlox to be blooming in my garden at this point in the summer. Oh, I do hope you’ll enjoy the cactus zinnias and will look forward to seeing them in your vases.

      Reply
      1. theshrubqueen

        I did a double take when I saw what was in your vase! Cactus Zinnias will be an interesting experiment, it is weird what will and will not grow here. They came out with a summer Dianthus for South Florida this year, decided to wait to try that.

  2. Eliza Waters

    These arrangements are so beautiful! Like you, I’m in love with the peachy cactus zinnia – it’s marvelous.
    A whole week at the beach – I’m so envious. I haven’t indulged myself with that pleasure since the kids were little so very long ago. I expect you are renewed from the experience! 🙂

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