Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
Today’s vase began as a feature of pink chrysanthemums and camellias and purple cleome. Unfortunately the camellias proved fragile, with all but one losing their petals as soon as I began arranging. Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ has been blooming for a couple weeks. Perhaps it will cooperate better another time.
There were not enough of my passalong Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’ to complete the arrangement. Fortunately I had collected and conditioned an assortment of other flowers, enough to cobble together a finished look. It resembles nothing of the delicate design I had envisioned, but it does illustrate the fair variety of blooms still showing up in the garden the last week of October.
Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf Yarrow)
Buddleja davidii ‘Adokeep’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’
Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’ (Hardy Chrysanthemum)
Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial Sweet Pea)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry)
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Salvia rosmarinus (rosemary)
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.
Beautiful, Susie. Now that my garden is pretty much done, I really treasure a home-grown garden bouquet like this.
You did a nice job balancing all those colors, Susie. I wish I could grow that pale pink Chrysanthemum. I’ve admired it many a time in various contexts but Chrysanthemums in general aren’t widely available here and are more usually treated as Thanksgiving gifts in lieu of cut flowers.
I like the Fall Fusion. The Camellia is pretty even though it was losing petals. Very nicely done. 🙂
I like the mixture of all the flowers and how you put them together. I haven’t had any camellias bloom yet. I have one that usually blooms for Halloween, but the buds are tight.
What a glorious confection this is, Susie
A lovely selection for the end of October. And you still have zinnias. Beautiful.
Once again, ‘David Howard’ is the star of the arrangement.
I’m sorry I miss these. I am very behind schedule.
Anyway, these flowers look as summery as they look like something from autumn. Some of us in other regions don’t have much to show now.