In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Glow

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 – Autumn Glow

The weather continues to feel very summery but autumn reveals itself this week in the bright, yellow glow of Swamp sunflowers currently dominating the western border.

The sunflowers are the focal point of this Monday’s vase.

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp sunflower)

A lichen-covered branch from the river birch out front is used for structure and visual texture.

In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Glow

This arrangement really is a lot of fun in person but its personality proved difficult to capture in photographs.

In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Glow

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp sunflower)

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp sunflower)
Lichen-covered Betula nigra (River Birch)
Oasis Lomey 11″ Designer Dish, black, round
Three floral pins (frogs)
Black stones

Helianthus angustifolius (Swamp sunflower)

The Swamp Sunflower has its attractors, including this Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus).

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.

31 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Glow

  1. Peter Herpst

    A bit of summer sunshine is always welcome as the days grow shorter and colder! The carefree stem patterns are fabulous!

  2. Cathy

    I love this Susie – on the face of it so simple but you have placed things perfectly that the ened result is an artistic triumph. Are the frogs just loose in the dish, or have you some way of keeping them in place and stopping the arrangement from overbalancing?

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The frogs are held in little black dishes, one is weighted and the other I just balanced carefully. Professionals would secure the dishes with some florist’s material (I forget what it’s called).

  3. Cathy

    Beautifully arranged and full of personality if you ask me! Those daisies look like they are dancing. 🙂 I love branches covered in lichen too.

  4. Kris P

    Beautiful! I wish I had sunflowers like that to brighten my garden but I suppose anything with “swamp” in the name isn’t likely to be happy here.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Perhaps a desert would hold swamp sunflowers at bay, but I’m not having much luck. I’ve tried to completely eradicate it, but this time of year it fills the garden with bees, butterflies and yellow.

  5. theshrubqueen

    Love it, sunny yellows, accented by what I thought that was a River Birch branch! So aggravating that photography thing! Enjoying it now and would like it better in person I am sure.


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