In A Vase On Monday—October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday - October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday – October Surprise

Running late as the week begins I hurriedly join Cathy with In A Vase On Monday, an opportunity to share an arrangement using materials collected from the garden.

A surprise this morning when I went out to search for flower came in the form of pass-along reblooming iris.

In A Vase On Monday - October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday – October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday - October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday – October Surprise

Zinnias have fallen and splayed but continue to flower. Swamp sunflower, also blown over but glorious in the morning sunlight, more pass-along dahlias (featured last week) and a stem of Autumn Joy sedum round out this week’s selections. I placed these in a blue, green and white pitcher by a local potter.

In A Vase On Monday - October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday – October Surprise

Materials
Dahlia sp.
Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp Sunflower)
Hylotelephium telephium ‘Herbstfreude’ (Autumn Joy)
Lantana camara (Common lantana)
Reblooming Iris
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again Mix’
Zinnia ‘Burpeeana Giants Mix’
Zinnia elegans ’Cactus Flower Blend’

In A Vase On Monday - October Surprise

In A Vase On Monday – October Surprise

Thanks to Cathy for hosting and giving us a 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.

33 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—October Surprise

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      By the time my few reblooming irises flower in autumn the garden surroundings are brown and decaying so bringing this one indoors is a good way to enjoy it.

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  1. Cathy

    Seeing your iris makes me realise why I am not especially keen on many of them – it must be the patterning that doesn’t appeal as this pure yellow one is a delight. I have never seen an iris like it before but perhaps I ought to find out a bit more about single colour ones – it’s a ‘German’ iris, is it? I am glad you were able to rescue some zinnias for a last ditch vase – do you not expect to have many more now? Thanks for making a point of posting a vase, despite having been away

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I agree with you about iris patterns Cathy. Sometimes the color combinations and patterns are too much for me also. This tall bearded (German) iris was a passalong that came without a name. One bloomed earlier but was ruined by rain so was glad to see this one today. The zinnias are all askew but still have buds so I’m leaving them for now.

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  2. Eliza Waters

    What a delightful surprise to find in your garden! You’ve arranged it artfully, giving it a place of honor. 🙂 The autumn colors in the blue vase add a nice contrast, too.

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  3. Kris P

    What a lovely discovery! Reblooming Iris seem a miracle to me. Of course, recently I’ve had trouble getting them to bloom once, much less twice.

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  4. Frogend_dweller

    That is a beautiful collection of warm colours on top of a lovely, complementary jug. Our zinnias are beginning to get botrytis now that the nights are cool enough for heavy dews. I do like that iris and it feels like a lucky bonus!

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  5. An Eye For Detail

    What a wonderful surprise to have the gorgeous iris in the garden..now! I’ve pulled out the last of my zinnias but my anemones are beautiful. Went up to Montrose on Saturday and came home with some Larkspur seeds! I’ve never had much success, but maybe Nancy’s will do the trick. Will sow the seeds tomorrow morning!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. I have only a couple of rebloomers. They are special varieties been bred to produce bloom stalks more than once a year (spring and late summer/fall). Of course it depends on the weather as to whether the second bloom does well or forms at all.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Ricki, too bad your rebloomers don’t remember their expected duty. It largely depends on luck of the draw here–some years the weather just suits them. It’s been cool at night with warm days and fairly dry so mine are very happy this year.

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