Aster, Autumn sunshine, Coreopsis moonbeam, Dahlia Arabian Night, Dahlia mignon.mixed, Fragrant English Rose The Lark Ascending, gourds, Halloween, in a vase on Monday, Miscanthus sinensis
Today is the last day of October and the outside temperature in a sunny spot is a good 16 degrees. Yipee. By complete contrast the weather is due to take a turn to more seasonal temperatures with a real threat of overnight frost. With this in mind I have done a second arrangement to use up some of the dahlias. These are all to join Cathy in her weekly meme at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordress.com . A number of bloggers join her on a Monday as it is a joy to look at what is in the garden at close quarters. To take part be sure to include a link back to her blog, to take a look just click on the link.
Unusually for me I have used a piece of oasis in a tin heart shaped pot, oasis? The sort used by florists. Easy to use, you just cut it to shape with a knife, shove it in a bowl of water and Bobs your uncle, it’s ready to go. It is ideal for short stemmed dahlias like these mignons as it supports the heads. In the photographs, the sunlight has bleached the actual colours slightly, they are stronger than they appear here.As it is Halloween and because many of you seemed to like the knobbly gourds here they are together.
Have a great week.
Oh yes, pale and interesting a very unusual colour scheme for the end of October. I used to always use Oasis – now I never do although for table decorations I think it is probably best.
Summer Daisy said:
Beautiful vase and flowers! Love the gourds too♥
Hi there and thank you!
The pale vase is really gorgeous! I love the vase itself too Dorris – with the wave effect on it perfect for the soft colours and shapes. I wonder if you got that frost. We have had misty mornings in our valley, so the frost has been kept at bay in my garden for now.
Morning Cathy we have frost this morning after such a grey foggy wet day yesterday. I bet the misty mornings are picture perfect in your lovely garden. That little vase belonged to my much missed mother in law Heather.
🙂 I also inherited some pretty vases from a much missed mother in law. The mist hasn’t lifted the last two days, but it adds a bit of spookiness to our woodland walks! 😉
I love the gourds, or ‘warty abominations ‘ as my daughter called them. Like your dahlias they are a reminder of the brilliant colours nature can conjure.
You have done an excellent job advertising the merits of Rosa ‘Lark Ascending’ what an amazingly long flowering period. I shall have to find room for one in my garden next year.
Warty maybe , abominations, never. Lark ascending would be a good addition to your lovely garden.
Beautiful vases, the pale, fluffy miscanthus seed head is an inspired touch. I like the interestingly gnarly gourds very much as well. The heavy autumn mists cleared here too yesterday afternoon drenching the garden in warm sunshine, a most welcome finale to a festive weekend.
Sounds like a perfect end to your weekend Kate.
Yes, a perfect weekend – meeting up with you was a highlight!
A mutual feeling!