Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
The rich colors this week seem autumnal. Several chrysanthemums began blooming this weekend beside the garage where their plastic pots had been unceremoniously abandoned last fall and given not another thought over winter. Last week I noticed they were green and healthy and in bud. For today’s vase I picked the deep wine mums to feature.
Verbena bonariensis has been lovely this spring, but some of it quickly began dropping flowers in the vase.
I included several stems of asclepias, also just coming into bloom. The rich orange nearly overshadows the chrysanthemum as the main focus.
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week. Good health and peace to you.