In A Vase On Monday turns nine today! Every Monday for the past nine years Cathy at Rambling In The Garden has shared a vase highlighting blooms and foliage from her garden and she has encouraged other garden bloggers to join her. I’ve joined with her 452 weeks.
Yesterday Cathy hosted contributors from around the world to meet each other on Zoom. I was excited to meet with this dedicated group of gardeners. By now we are like old friends really and it was very special to be able to connect gardens and names with faces and voices.
Last week Cathy posed an anniversary challenge to create a hand-held posy. We shared our posies with each other yesterday during our get-together.
My posy was created during a hurried wandering through the garden. Consisting of zinnias, cerinthe for foliage, angelonia for filler, two white semi-cactus dahlias and fragrant ginger lily added in back at the last moment, the bouquet is a colorful achievement for so late in the year.
Angelonia ’Serena Blue’
Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’ (Semi-cactus)
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Zinnia ‘Cactus Flowered Mix’
Zinnia ‘Cut & Come Again’
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Blush’ (Butterfly Gaura)
Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)
Glazed ceramic vase
Happy Anniversary to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden and thanks to all Monday vase aficionados, arrangers and readers.
Your posy is lovely Susie, and the hydrangea looks so pretty surrounded by all the other flowers and foliage. I especially like the effect of the cerinthe foliage. It was lovely to see you yesterday! I hope all goes well for your husband today and he will make a rapid recovery. Wishing you both all the best!
Thanks so much Cathy. We’re back home after one overnight. All went well. Long recovery (five weeks) but so far so good! Was really happy to see you Sunday. Best to you too!
Good to hear it went well. 🤗
A+ for another truly artful display. Beautiful.
Thank you Judy. I really enjoyed using the cerinthe foliage. Hoping it will bloom but now it’s grown cold.
You certainly have many flowers left. I think I’m a little warmer and my gingers also have been blooming.
Glad your gingers are flowering now. Where are you gardening? The gingers were nice to see this year. We had our first frosts over the past several days. A chilly 23 F.this morning!
Beautiful indeed, Susie, these flowers surely bring you much joy. It was so nice to meet you yesterday. Like Cathy I hope that your husband will be back to his old self soon. Keep your chin up!
Thanks Annette. We’re back home today after one overnight. All went well, long recovery ahead but glad to be on the other side of this. Flowers are quite a boost to my spirits. So nice to see you Sunday!
I’m glad all went well. I keep my fingers crossed for you and your husband. So good that we have our gardens.
Ah, you got white ginger! I tried my first this year. A reader sent it from Virginia! It got a low start though, after getting munched by gophers, so did not bloom. It seems happy now, so should bloom next year.
Hope you’ll get many years of pleasure from the ginger Tony. This smelled so fragrant. Seeing it in Nov is rare.
Oh, I intend to! Now that it is here, it will be with me until the end. Seriously, I just recently wrote, again, about some of the perennials that I got before I was in kindergarten.
You counted your weeks, Susie!! 😁 I knew you had been there much of the time, so thanks for your support throughout. I am sorry there was little time left to share your posy last night – I have never been in a Zoom meeting that counted down like this (the paid ones are completely unlimited, I think) and finished abruptly, but I shall be better prepared the next time. It’s astonishing how much we can find from the remnants of our gardens in November, and I know in November the first year of IAVOM pickings were very lean – yours this year is still so abundant 😊
The zoom meeting went just great Cathy. Such a great idea and enjoyable experience to meet you and other IAVOM bloggers. We got home today and doing well. First cold couple nights –haven’t had time to check out the garden but still looks good for Nov. I went back and added the vases after seeing your count. (Just searched and used that count from my index page. Was amazing to see how many vases we’ve done).
I was so thrilled with how much people enjoyed it Susie 😊 You and Kris must have started around the same time, I think – for my count, I only had to multiply 9 by 52!
Sorry, I meant to also say how pleased I was that you were now back home and that hopefully everything had gone well
A very pretty combo, Susie, hope all is going well today. I am surprised to see zinnias and ginger this late in the year, frost has got to be a couple of weeks late by now? I think I am at six years on IAVOM. I like the Cerinthe foliage especially in this….I can’t deal with the hand tied thing!
We got home today and doing ok so far! The big chill–late, yes–arrived Monday a.m. and Tues. (today) was cold and (finally) rainy! The hand-tied thing is mysterious and its secret has not been revealed to me either. Lovely to meet you.
Great news. I am constantly amazed with how quickly these things go. Glad you got some rain, too.
There’s still a lot going on in your garden even as the season is shifting fast, Susie. It was good to see you face-to-face again, even if virtually. Best wishes.
Cold weather and even rain set in after Sunday so we’ll see how the garden fares. We just got home today and I haven’t had a moment to check outside. We’re doing ok so far! Loved seeing you again Kris!
Nine years of weekly arrangements is impressive, to say the least. Seeing everyone in person must have been so fun!
Hard to believe how much time has passed since starting IAVOM. You should join in by hooking up to Cathy’s posts. You have some lovely vases and it would have be lovely to have you join us.
Thanks, I was a faithful participant for years, then when I started working outside my own garden, I didn’t have the time for it. Perhaps in the spring I may start up again? I still visit her site and follow many folks like you that I met there. 🙂
Very, very nice. I love the Zinnias…and the foliage…and everything else about it. 🙂
Thanks Beth. I don’t often focus on foliage but some reseeded cerinthe is cresting toward flowering. It turned cold abruptly Sun. night so not sure how it will fare. I know you make flower vase often. Perhaps you’d like to hook them up to IAVOM.
Oh that is arranged with your usual exquisite attention to colour and detail Suzie and what pickings for November! It was so good to see you and all the other IAVOM participants on Sunday 😀
Thanks so much Anna! Wasn’t that fun! Loved meeting you Sunday as well.
Congratulations to you too Susie, for all your dedication. It was lovely to meet you, and your bouquet is just perfect for the occasion and that white ginger is so pretty, and most probably has a lovely scent too.
Thanks Noelle. Enjoyed meeting you–a fun time together. The ginger nearly overpowered me during our Zoom call! It’s lovely to have it in bloom in Nov. but the weather turned cold Sunday night.
Beautiful, several of your flowers, zinnias, hydrangeas, are favorites of mine too. I’m already getting excited for the new crop of them come Spring.
So nice to share your favorites. Zinnias used to be taken for granted here but rabbits have in the past two years made them more of a challenge. Each year the garden brings something new to focus on.