In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Hues

Eliza Waters

img_5905My orange Blenko vase was just the thing to hold an arrangement featuring all the hues of autumn, starting with orange and yellow calendula (C. officinalis).

img_5909Small wands of wild goldenrod (Solidago sp.), picked from an area that was mowed in August, managed to bloom despite the setback.

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Beaded seed heads of lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album), gray-green tinged with burgundy, caught my eye and matched the hues of other leaves colored by frosty weather – raspberry (Rubus ‘Heritage’) and the flocked leaves of doublefile viburnum (V. plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’).

img_5904Yellowed lady fern fronds (Athyrium filix-femina) were a must and vertical touches were provided by fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides).

img_5903Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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