In a vase on Monday

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This is kind of an ‘hello’, ‘I’m still here’ vase, rather than a proper post! The Bon Viveur is home at the moment (until Wednesday), and so there’s little time, but a desire nonetheless to pick flowers.

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These were for our dinner table on Friday night. Still looking lovely on a misty, first day of October. We were lucky enough to get some rain and the temperatures have finally dropped.

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The michaelmas daisies (divided and replanted in the spring) are looking irresistible. They came as small plugs from Hayloft Plants about 3 years ago and were worth every penny, because asters do so well on the clay, in dry conditions.

With them is Zinnia ‘Benary’s Giant Lime’.

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I like the way that even when the zinnia doesn’t do its double ‘thing’ (and it frequently doesn’t), it still sometimes makes a small effort!

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Go over and look at the other lovely vases on Cathy’s ‘Rambling in the Garden‘. I will do my best to visit everyone’s vases after life has returned to a less than sparkling ‘normal’ speed!

11 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday

  1. Joanna

    Alison took the words right out of my mouth 🙂 ‘Vibrant’ is the perfect word for this arrangement! The zinnia making a small effort to be double is cute too.

  2. Peter Herpst

    What Alison said! Such beautiful saturated colors, a perfect match for the bright warm colors of autumn.

  3. Cathy

    Asteraceae, Asteraceae for you too, Cathy! And aren’t they gorgeous?! Definitely jewel-like in their vibrancy 🙂 Enjoy and make the most of the last of your time (for now) with the BV

  4. janesmudgeegarden

    Your asters are vibrantly alive Cathy. When mine flower we are usually very short of rain so the flowers are very small and underwhelming.

  5. smallsunnygarden

    What a fabulous bunch of asters – love the jewel colours! And the very personable zinnia. 🙂 A lovely vase! Hope you and the BV have a wonderful week!

  6. tonytomeo

    That zinnia looks surprisingly delightful with all those other asters and astery flowers. I do not often like that color. I just do not like that weird green.


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