calendula, Coreopsis moonbeam, Cosmos, Cosmos cupcake, cosmos purity, Dahlia Arabian Night, Dahlia Totally Tangerine, Helianthus salicifolius, in a vase on Monday, leucanthemella serotina, October, persicaria affinis, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail, sanguisorba canadensis, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’, Zinnia Giant Dahlia mix
Having battled through the overly dry and often windy summer, the garden is still giving us lots of flowers. By ‘us’ I mean us gardeners joining Cathy on her Monday meme.
I have used my special vase to accommodate them all. At the white end I have the daisy types I love so much: Cosmos ‘Purity’ and ‘Cupcake’, Leucanthemella serotina, Sanguisorba canadensis, and a late flowering Aster. It has changed its name and now I have forgotten which variety it is.
Moving towards the yellow there is Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ next to Helianthus salicifolius, fresh orange Calendula, Zinnia from a ‘Giant Dahlia mix’ packet of seed.
To the pinkier tones of Aster, now known as Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’, Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’, Persicaria affinis, Persicaria Firetail and Dahlia ‘Arabian Night
It sounds as if this wet weather is with us all week. Wellies and anoraks at the ready!
Have a great week wherever you are. D.
Back to routine today, I picked these around 1645 hrs. In the rain and in what seemed rather a dull, dark and decidedly chilly afternoon, today’s vase is full of flowers but they are showing signs of weather.
Rose a Shropshire Lad is still flowering but is showing rather bruised petal edges thanks to the rain and wind.
Rose Brother Cadfael
This is a new addition, given to me after it had struggled to flower in my friends garden. Thanks Liz, he seems to have decided to flower now the summer is over. A delicious scent overpowers the delicate rose scent from the Shropshire Lad.
Also flowering and fresh as a daisy in October is Leucanthemella serotina a fabulously fresh looking daisy type flower. At over 6ft tall with no staking it is my favourite in the garden right now. The bright eyed amongst you may see that there’s Cosmos cupcake in there as well. It too is flowering like crazy now.
Pink roses and white daisies anyone might think it’s summer. Alas not. I am however happy to be sharing these with you and Cathy our long serving host.
Wishing you all a good week wherever you are. Thanks for reading. D.