Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
Temperatures Saturday and Sunday were around 80 F°, a lovely weekend. White, semi-cactus type Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’ produced several nice blooms this week and I found one pinkish D. ‘Great Silence.’ There are still a few buds on the plants. Skippers and bees are finding their way to the few zinnias scattered through the beds. I was excited to notice a couple of hydrangeas that still have some nice color. Most flower heads turned brown long ago.
Dahlia ‘Great Silence’
Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’ (Semi-cactus)
Echinacea ‘Sombrero Flamenco Orange’
Zinnia ‘Cactus Flowered Mix’
Zinnia ‘Cut & Come Again’
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (Wormwood)
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance’ (Ellagance Lavender)
Salvia uliginosa ‘Blue Sky’ (Bog sage)
Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’ (Arborvitae)
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches.
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.
Yoir flowers all look pristine, and it is hard to believe it is November! Especially with such high temperatures as you had over the weekend. How lovely! Gorgeous arrangement Susie. I love the way the Hydrangeas lighten it up a bit. That white cactus dahlia is a winner. 😃
Thanks Cathy! This is a memorable autumn. It’s been wonderful to have a few favorite flowers still producing.
Beautiful start to the week. Thanks
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Thanks Jane! Happy November.
That is a lovely vase, and a fine one to display your garden flowers in. They are all nicely arranged and I like the scattering of zinnias.
Thanks Noelle. That round pedestal vase has become one of my favorites for its versatility.
Your garden is really holding up. We are also having warm weather here with high humidity.
Yes, it’s been a treat to have the garden still partly, at least, green. Too bad about the humidity.
Oh there are some absolutely gorgeous flowers and shades of colour in your vase this week Susie. I’m coming back with pen and paper 😂
Thanks Anna! It’s been wonderful to keep finding flowers blooming this fall. Cold front is coming tonight so things may slow down.
A truly beautiful display, especially for November, Susie. Your dahlias may have had something of a slow start but I think they’re making up for it on the tail end of the season. I still have one dahlia in a barrel with buds but I’m guessing I may only get one more handful of blooms from those – if I’m lucky.
Yes, they did have a slow start. It’s a fluke that they’ve been able to take their time well into November to decide to flower!
I know I say it often, but every week you thrill us with a detailed and balanced arrangement Susie – do you find the actual placing of the blooms meditative? I hope so. Yours seem to show no sign of finishing for the season, unlike here, where dahlias are on borrowed time and the zinnias are over
Oh yes it’s all very meditative to me (Ha! especially if it’s going well!) Cold front is moving in so not sure how long the show will continue but it’s been a nice fall.
Beautiful, I have the twin of your hydrangeas in mine.
Do you love hydrangeas too? They’re so beautiful and I don’t really have much success with them so it’s extra nice to find these.
I love them. I also press quite a few of them throughout the summer, in various stages of maturity.
I feel like I’m looking back a couple months in time! Or dreaming of warm, late summer days. Beautiful arrangement, Susie, the colors are soft and a nice mix of textures. I need to order some cactus dahlias for next year, I love D. ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’ … it’s a winner.
It does feel like time is going backwards. Just heard a cold front is coming in so those 80 temperatures will be down to 60s tomorrow.
Arborvitae is unexpected. It is uncommon here. I sort of like the foliage as cut foliage though. We do not have much selection of evergreens. (Redwood is very common though.)
Dawn redwood does well here.
Dawn redwood is likely happier there than it is in the milder climate here. Giant redwood might be happier there as well. This climate is closer of course, but is too mild for it. However, coastal redwood, which is native here, would likely dislike the cooler winter weather and snow there. It lives across Puget Sound from Seattle, but is not happy about it.
That is one stunning arrangement!
Thanks Judy. Getting chillier here but still no freeze.
Very nice. The colors are great together. :0
Thanks Beth. Sometimes I feel I’m pushing the colors a bit so I can just use everything I find, but nature has a way of blending that works.
Oh I LOVE this Susie! To my mind, hydrangeas are prettiest at this stage, with their greeny pink hue. You’ve matched them perfectly with the pastel zinnias and ruffled dahlias. Gorgeous!
Thanks so much. I adore hydrangeas and I like them “greeny pink” too!
That is very tasty, Susie. I love the hydrangeas in there. Frost is a bit late this year?
Thanks Amy! Hydrangeas were a big surprise. No frost yet. Usually comes in Oct, then gets warm again! Nice to have plants continuing without getting so brown. Hope to see you Sunday!
My hydrangeas never looked that good this time of year..I am planning on Sunday, unless the hurricane does something.
Hope you don’t have any problems! We’re in the path too.
Thanks our shutters are up!