Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
I think of early spring as the appropriate time for pink flowers but today autumn pinks star in this November vase. Sheffield chrysanthemums have been generously shared among neighbors in our community. I am not sure which homeowner planted them first but they thrive here and make good pass-alongs. Some are quite apricot but mine are definitely pink. Butterflies are said to like them but when I was gathering flowers for today’s vase, bees were finding them delicious.
On the north side of our house Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana Jiman’ is in full bloom. Its delicate flowers carry a lovely scent.
Clematis ‘Niobe’ has been reblooming robustly for a month or so. It spills over the scalloped edge of the Fenton glass vase, drawing the eye to hand painted floral decoration.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana Jiman’
Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’
Hand painted Fenton Glass Vase – USA
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.
Pretty in pink!
It’s so beautiful, and how great to have a Clematis still in bloom!
Thank you Chris. This clematis dislikes our hot summer but came back out for autumn.
Yes, I was about to say that. I do not bother growing them here (although there are at least two at work) because they bloom only in spring, and then get roasted for summer.
I was trying to figure out what the daisy-like flowers were. The are really pretty with the camellias. Clematis totally hate it here.
Thanks Judy! I think of them as daisies too so when I wrote up the post yesterday I laughed at myself when I realized they’re chrysanthemums.
That pretty vase is perfect to set these off, and what a lovely shade of pink they are – what do the plants themselves look like…?! Any reason why they are called ‘Sheffield chrysanthemums?
Cathy, I don’t know the background of these Sheffield chrysanthemums. One site said these are an old type.
It’s intriguing though, as way back there must have been a reason of sorts…
Although pink is far from my favorite color, I’ve long admired the Sheffield Chrysanthemums, which I’m acquainted with only through blog posts. The addition of the dark-flowered Clematis provides just the right accent, preventing the arrangement from becoming too sugar-sweet. And that vase was made for that arrangement, Susie.
Kris, I’m not big on pink either but seem to have ended up with lots of pink. I agree the clematis helped it from being too pink. The vase was a gift from one of my sisters, very special.
I love pink Chrysanthemums and yours are no exception. What a delicate shade of pink. The other shades look beautiful alongside too, especially the Camellia which really stands out. 😃
Thank you Cathy. These have been a nice addition to the autumn garden.
Beautiful, classic design. The Niobe are a great accent. We called those Fall Daisy Mums in Atlanta?
Thanks Amy. Hadn’t heard “Fall Daisy Mum” before but makes perfect sense. No one in the neighborhood ever had a name for them, so I identified them by seeing them on blogs and deciding that’s what they were. Not completely reliable but I do think they are. Missouri Botanical Garden website calls them C. ‘Hillside Sheffield Pink’ and describes them as apricot pink.
I can imagine how lovely your garden and those of your neighbours as the Chrysanthemums have their moment. The flowers you chose including that lovely rich dark plum clematis Niobe are perfect partners in that unusual vase.
Thanks Noelle. That vase seems perfect for the pink flowers. It’s a special one from my sister.
What a pretty little vase, Susie, is it vintage? It looks like it could be. I like the way the burgundy of Niobe complements the pink mums. Beautiful!
Thanks. My sister purchased the vase new a few years back. I can’t remember exactly how long ago. It has an old-fashioned look to it, doesn’t it.
That is so lovely! Me heart melts over the Camellia especially. Sigh. The entire arrangement and the vessel are really special, too.
Thanks Beth. The camellias are special this year. Getting colder here now so the luxury of lots of blooms is soon to be a memory.