My sunflower pocket vase, another from my collection of hand-painted pottery made in Ecuador by Artesia, seemed perfect for the colors in this week’s autumn arrangement. The backdrop of fall foliage adds to the seasonal feeling.
The past week has seen several frosts that have ended my annuals, deepened the colors of perennials such as Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and leaves of the maple, ash and birch trees around my yard.
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) have sent up a flush of new blooms and used here, reflect the sunflower on the vase. A few dried milkweed pods (Asclepias tuberosa) signal the end of the garden year.
While the heart-leaved asters (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) in my main garden are done blooming, the woodland edges still have plenty to offer and I never tire of using them as filler. The harlequin foliage is swamp maple (Acer rubrum) and maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracimillis’) offers a vertical splash.
Thanks to Cathy at
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