Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
At mid-October as cooler temperatures arrive, today I am savoring the garden’s late-season flowers.
The stars of the vase are Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’, ‘Gallery Pablo’ and ‘David Howard’.
The past two years sunset-orange D. ‘David Howard’ bloomed early and bloomed prolifically until frost, but it is just starting to progress this year.
Angelonia AngelMist ‘Spreading Berry Sparkler’ pouted its way through summer and finally looks happy and exuberant. I chose it this morning to accompany the large white dahlias. As I kept adding other materials the angelonia became less prominent, yet worked beautifully to frame the vase.
Angelonia AngelMist ‘Spreading Berry Sparkler’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Gallery Pablo’
Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Raku vase, Charles Chrisco, Chrisco’s Pottery
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.
A beautiful, elegant arrangement with lovely shapes and colours. Didn’t know Angelonia and must look it up. I’m glad you’re savouring the moment, Susie, so important to do. 🙏 Have a good week!
Angelonia is aka Summer Snapdragon. Nice annual.
I am also unfamiliar with Angelonia. I featured it in the garden column about a year ago, but have not seen it since, and had seen it only a few times prior. My colleague down south is more familiar with it. Otherwise, I would not have featured it.
Angelonia is aka Summer Snapdragon. Nice annual here.
Such talent, Susie… a truly beautiful design, I love it!
Thank you Eliza. It’s so nice to have flowers to share right now.
You need a LOVE button for this one. Gorgeous flowers, vase, and arrangement.
Thanks so much Judy. And I LOVE your comment.
The mix of flowers is delicious, Susie. I love the addition of the Angelonia. I saw a yellow swallowtail butterfly yesterday and thought of you. Regrettably, I didn’t get a phot.
Thanks Kris! Glad you saw the swallowtail, such beautiful creatures. I’m really missing them here.
You have a nice collection of end of the season plants. I like how the South has summer substitute flowers.
We always want the plants we see doing well somewhere else, don’t we?
I couldn’t work out what the purple blooms were curling down at the front of the vase…? I like the way it stops the large dahlias dominating the vase. You must be thrilled to still have all these blooms available to cut, Susie – when might you expect any frosts? Hope your busy weekend was an enjoyable one.
That’s the Angelonia. It is an annual, grows about a foot tall. I hadn’t had any in several years. Although mine didn’t do that well this year, in the past I’ve had between the paths in the meditation circle and it been beautiful. Blooms all summer with no dead-heading. Yes, I’m amazed so many flowers were still ready to pick, although the whole garden seems ready for a well-earned break. Great weekend with a visit from our daughter.
I am loving the David Howard Dahlia more each time I see it and I love when an Angelonia moment happens! Those are common in South Florida as winter annuals. I have them sometimes. Love the burst of blue from the Bog Sage too. Savor your flowers – frost soon there?
Good to know Angelonia does well so far south. I really like it, but must admit now all the landscapers are using it for commercial areas it’s a bit overexposed. The blue of that salvia makes me catch my breath every time I see it. Bees love it so much. We’ve had a few nights in the 40s this week. I suspect another week or so before frost, maybe two.