In a Vase on Monday – Late Summer Glow

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My vase this week contains some late summer perennials which are looking good in the garden at the moment.  I have to admit to being a little mean when I cut flowers in the garden.  I really hate diminishing the display and many of my plants are  to young to produce lots of blooms.

This week’s bunch contains some perennial Rudbeckia which arrived in the garden, possibly via bird seed.  One of the pale pinky red echinacea, a larger flowered Aster whose name is long-lost (I much ask Helen Picton which it is), two types of Crocosmia – one of which could well be ‘Sunglow’, an unknown Persicaria, Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’ and some Thalictrum – probably delavayi.  It seems the lesson to learn here is I need to keep better notes of what is what!

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There is nothing to tell you about the vase as I am sure I have used it before for this post.  It is one I bought in my early teens when on holiday in Venice and I have used it ever since.  It is the perfect vase with a narrow neck which flares at the top thus keeping the stems together but allowing the flowers to spread out.

So this are the colours of my garden at the beginning of September.  For more vases pop over the Cathy’s at Rambling in the Garden


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the vase of flowers from late summer Helen…we have many of the same flowers in our gardens and in our vases this week!

  2. Alison says:

    So very pretty! I can’t bring myself to cut flowers from my garden, they seem so few and far between.

  3. Your bouquet is such a wonderful display of color and shape…It is so engaging and pleasing to the eye.

  4. I really like the addition of the blue tones amongst the yellows. Looks great!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Dorris
      I like a bit of clashing colour, I think it makes colours sing

    2. It does indeed make them sing. Opposites on the colour wheel are pleasing to the eye.

  5. Noelle says:

    I like the way one colour brings out another, and the autumn light too brings a different dimension.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Thanks Noelle
      I put it together late in the afternoon and I think you are right the light adds to the flowers.

  6. A lovely combination, indeed!

  7. Brian Skeys says:

    A very colourful autumn vase Helen, if the flowers on the Persicaria are long could it be Fire tail?

  8. Cathy says:

    Should have asked if I could see this one ‘in person’, Helen! It’s such a lovely collection of late summer blooms and together they remind us just how much there is still in bloom on our gardens at this time of year. Thanks for sharing ps will be emailing you shortly

  9. Caroline says:

    Hi there and thank you for your wonderful blog which I find a constant source of inspiration. I think that the Aster could be Monch perhaps?

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