In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.

In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

Until last year I had no shortage of zinnias in the garden. Five minutes planting a couple packets of seeds would guarantee plenty of color from late June to October. Last year rabbits ate 3 sowings and this year I learned my lesson–they only managed to eat two sowings. Instead of planting the third packet in ground I planted them in trays until they grew large enough to transplant and most of these survived. They have been very slow to open but at last there are a few along with a handful of cosmos planted at the same time.

Zinnia elegans ‘Purple Prince’

Zinnia, Cactus Flowered Mix

Cosmos ‘Bright Lights’ Mixed Colors

A few dahlias are beginning to appear now too, mostly ones that overwintered.

Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’

In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

Dahlia ‘Gallery Pablo’ which featured prominently in last week’s vase is new this year.

Dahlia Border Decorative ‘Gallery Pablo’

Materials
Flowers
Buddleja davidii ‘Adokeep’ (Adonis blue Butterfly Bush)
Cosmos ‘Bright Lights’ Mixed Colors
Dahlia Border Decorative ‘Gallery Pablo’
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Hydrangea macrophylla
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)
Salvia yangii (Russian Sage), previously known as Perovskia atriplicifolia
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Tulbaghia (society garlic)
Zinnia elegans ‘Purple Prince’
Foliage
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
Container
Ceramic Vase

In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

 

As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

15 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Summerfest

  1. Cathy

    I am glad you outwitted the rabbits with your third sowing, Susie! Your vase is a summerfest indeed and what a lovely way to show off all these different blooms. Two of my test tube zinnias lasted almost two weeks before they were over – what great blooms they are!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Two weeks is pretty good vase life Cathy! The zinnias are such good value. I’d like to think the rabbits are outsmarted but they’ve just moved on to other things. They mowed down a rather expensive Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ that was supposed to make a grand show for summer and fall…(whine! whine!)

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  2. Kris P

    I’m so envious of your dahlias, Susie, especially the beautiful ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’. I finally have some buds on the dahlias I planted as tubers but I think I still have weeks to wait before I see blooms. I started zinnia seeds in small pots and was surprised at the small numbers that appeared to germinate – but maybe the problem is that the rabbits, rampant this year, ate the seedlings. I planted more, but relatively late; however, at least they’re covered with upturned plastic flats.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Good luck with your zinnias Kris. I’m wondering if I could squeeze in one more sowing but how to protect them from rabbits is my issue with everything right now.

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  3. theshrubqueen

    Gorgeous, yay for outsmarting the rabbits. I have seen a bobkitten in my garden. Love the contrast between Zinnia/Dahlias and the Salvias..do you grow Society Garlic as a perennial?

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  4. Cathy

    A very summery and celebratory arrangement Susie. I especially like the orange zinnia with specks of blue salvia next to it. Well done for getting some zinnias past the ‘edible’ stage! 😉

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  5. Eliza Waters

    Zinnias and dahlias are summer favorites. Rascally rabbits continue to plague me as well. But at least the zinnias have grown tough enough not to be as palatable, the poor cosmos have not been as fortunate.

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