In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

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

In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

With the autumn season officially upon us, my garden is overgrown and in need of some tough love. Even the zinnias are fading. Today’s vase is fitted with a few rebloomers and lingerers, beginning with several lusciously fragrant gardenias. Of the the few zinnias that remain most are coming in with very tiny blooms. I spotted several diminutive white ones to include. There are also a couple of pristine Shasta daisies making a surprising appearance for this time of year.

In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

The title of this vase would more accurately be “purple, blue and white in autumn,” with Angelonia from the meditation circle providing purple hues and Blue Sky salvia offering up a true blue.

In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

Angelonia ‘Purple’
Gardenia jasminoides
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again’ (Zinnia elegant pumila), Botanical Interests.

Small matte-glazed blue ceramic vase

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.

32 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Blue And White In Autumn

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The scent is really pleasant. I think I rebelled at the thought of using fall flowers. I have swamp sunflower in full bloom, a dainty white aster and callicarpa but I’m upset with all three as they’ve bullied their way into unwanted areas.

  1. Peter Herpst

    I love the fresh and clean combination of blue and white. This arrangement is the perfect balm for the soul weary of the garden’s often wild appearance this time of year – chaos to order in a vase. I can almost smell the heavenly gardenias! Happy autumn.

  2. Cathy

    You have blue too! And the matte glazed vase is such an asset for this vase with the pristine whites and contrasting blues, definitely not an autumnal look. I am glad you found these lingerers to share with us and hope you enjoy giving your garden the tough love it needs in due course.

  3. Kris P

    This is such a refreshing mix, Susie. The unblemished gardenias are gorgeous but I was really taken by the pristine zinnias. I’m finally seeing a few cream and white zinnias too. It’s odd that they lag their more colorful cousins.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I like having the white zinnias Kris. This year I had a nice selection of oranges and peaches as opposed to just lots of pinks, which often happens in a mix. Seeing your dahlias makes me wish I’d been more attentive when it was time to plant them here…next year though!

  4. theshrubqueen

    Looks like a Renaissance still life,beautiful photos. The Angelonia here has had several stops and starts this summer, mostly stops! I am just starting Zinnia seed, the whites are lovely.

  5. tonytomeo

    Ah, white! My favorite. I think it should be ‘White and Blue’ rather than ‘Blue and White’. I mean, we all know that the blue is only there to show off how excellently white the white is! That gardenia ROX! They do not do well for us, and do not often bloom on stems worth cutting.

      1. tonytomeo

        The best ones have the oddest origins. The one that did so well at my grandmother’s home was one of those small florist type potted plants that gets forced into bloom, and typically gets thrown out when done blooming, like a poinsettia. The expensive ones from nurseries do not survive long.

  6. bittster

    I really like the blue salvia in there with the whites and yellows of the zinnia centers. It all looks so clean and fresh even if it sounds like autumn has entered your garden.


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