In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pinks

In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pinks

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.

While yellows, oranges and browns tend to dominate the autumn palette, I prefer instead the deep reds, so it is always a mystery to me to find so much pink when I stroll the garden borders.

In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pinks

I could not ignore the pinks this week, as the sasanquas are entering their glorious time. The first bloom appeared about October 10 this year on the Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman.’ The waxy, crinkly petals are milky inside deftly transitioning to pink edges. The flowers are lightly sweet. The foliage is deep green and glossy.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’

After several attempts I have managed this year to establish a nice stand of Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink,’ passed along from neighbor Nancy. These flowers have a lovely form and the plants maintain a nice height without becoming leggy.

Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’ (Hardy Chrysanthemum)

Ants are attracted to both the camellia and the chrysanthemum, but I managed to snare a few pristine blooms for today’s vase.

Materials

Flowers
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’
Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’ (Hardy Chrysanthemum)

Foliage
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’

Container
Small crystal vase

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.

21 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pinks

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Joanna. Hope you’ll get to enjoy them in person one day. It seems growing up everyone had a camellia bush in their yard and I took them for granted. I appreciate them differently now.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Camellias come in so many forms, don’t they? I had some help pruning this summer and was worried I might not see many camellia blooms this fall.

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  1. Christina

    I will have to look for Hana-Jiman; it’s gorgeous. I have a pure white one that I bought last year and it is just opening its buds now, I’m not sure if I can bring myself to pick any blooms for a vase though! The Chrysanthemum is a really good colour too; do you leave them in the garden all winter?

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  2. Cathy

    Your pink Camellia is so lovely Susie! I like the pale pink Chrysanthemum too – much nicer than the harsh orange and yellow ones on sale everywhere here right now. I might even consider growing one that colour! Beautifully presented, as always. 🙂

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  3. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Lovely. I have one pink Knockout Rose that is blooming, and I have that same pink chrysanthemum. It’s a spreader, and I need to move it around once its done blooming. I have a Waterford vase similar to your lovely one. Nice Monday at your house. 🙂

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  4. theshrubqueen

    I forget about Camellias and am looking forward to the Yuletides! Though I love the pinks and be careful of those Fall Daisy Mums, I think they are one of those sleeps, creeps then leaps things.

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  5. Annette

    A very delicate bouquet, Susie, like a tender, timid greeting. Ma Camellia sasanqua has also started to flower. It’s so pretty, I’m almost tempted to plant another one especially as they cope so well with heat and drought. Have a good week 🙂

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  6. Kris P

    Both are beautiful! I so wish I could grow that Chrysanthemum – the pale pink just glows. I saw the first Camellia sasanqua bloom in my own garden yesterday but I imagine it’s a brown crisp now. We hit 93F yesterday and it’s already 96F today, with humidity below 10% – and there’s a brush fire burning across from our city hall. Ugh!

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