November 06, 2017

The Last Vases of the Season

Vase Collage

The growing season is done here in Southern Wisconsin. This will be the last "vase" post of 2017 with flowers from my own garden. Not bad, I must admit, for November in this climate.

I'm actually surprised I found any blooms after several frosts and freezes. But I grabbed some colored bud vases, and filled them with single stems of Sedum (S. spectabile 'Autumn Joy'), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), Marigold (Tagetes erecta), and Fuchsia 'Marinka.'

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Certainly not perfection, but a simple ode to the last flowers of the growing season.

Thanks to Cathy for hosting "In a Vase on Monday." Head on over to her blog, Rambling in the Garden, for more vase ideas.

24 comments:

  1. The little bottles set these last precious blooms off well, Beth - and remember it doesn't have to be blooms in your vase, just whatever you can find from your garden

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm sure I'll join in the meme with foliage and purchased flowers. Just celebrating the last blooms from my own garden. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Simply wonderful to see this time of year.

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    1. Yes, it was pleasant to find them. Now, after the recent arctic blasts of the past couple of days, all non-evergreen plant life is dead or dormant for the season. :(

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  3. Not bad at all, Beth. Actually, very lovely. P. x

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    1. Hi Pam: Yes, it was nice. Now we're in a deep freeze, so winter is here.

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  4. That is impressive for this time of year in Wisconsin! I am envious that you can grow fuchsias. They always melt down quickly here.

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    1. It was a nice autumn while it lasted. Now we're having an early start to winter. Regarding the Fuchsias, they love my shady garden. We're actually too hot here in the summer for them if they don't get enough shade, but my backyard is very shady.

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  5. I like the simplicity of just showing off one flower. Does that mean you will have a break from gardening over the winter?

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    1. I like simple bud vases with single stems, too. Yes, we always have months of time away from the garden each winter. Actually, our growing season usually stretches from March (early blooming flowering bulbs) through mid-October. We can extend it a little with coldframes and greenhouses and, of course, bringing plants indoors. :)

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  6. Cute little lineup you put together.

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    1. Thanks, Ricki. It's all I had left for blooms from my own garden. From this point, I'll have to focus on foliage, evergreens, and purchased flowers.

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  7. I picked some sedum blooms a few weeks ago to place in the powder room and they are still looking amazing - I'm so surprised!

    I'm almost done clearing out the garden...and have started on planning of next year, which is one of my favourite things to do in the cold days of winter :)

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    1. The sedums have amazing staying power, don't they? I leave the stems standing through the winter, but I need to do my annual marsh hay mulch covering for the potager garden. Planning sounds good, Margaret!

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  8. Surprising amount of foliage still looking good but it is always hard when the flowers end. Love your quartet of vases.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I agree--the last of the flowers is sad, but a part of the natural cycle of life. Time to look forward to next year!

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  9. :-) Well done in all your finds. I love the vases.

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    1. Thanks, Carla. Did you break any cold records recently? We were 9 degrees overnight, breaking the previous record of 10 for this date. Yuck!

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  10. Very pretty. I like the colored glass.

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    1. Thanks, Jason. I really like these simple vases. I need to get more.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. I'm a big fan of simplicity. ;-)

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  12. I'll miss your lovely vase arrangements, Beth! I didn't think to bring in any late flowers from my garden, and when we returned from Texas, everything was frozen and had turned to mush. A belated Happy Blogaversary!

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    1. Thanks, Rose! I guess we'll have to buy some flowers through the winter to keep our spirits buoyed. ;-)

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