Cathy has posted a lovely bright arrangement and I am linking in with her blog as she leads this great coming together of gardeners and lovers of flowers and posies. Do go and see what she has cut from her garden. You too may love to join in and share what is going on in your garden with material cut for a posy.
Here is my little arrangement this week. I really thought I would have no flowers at all by the end of October. Whilst the garden is still in a very early development stage, I am still longing after the wide variety of material in my previous garden...but a little time enjoying the low autumn sunshine during a spot of weeding found enough material for this little mauve and white posy.
Earlier this year I found some plants of Verbena rigida at the market.
Herein the vase both flowers and seed heads make an appearance. For a few years, I have seen Verbena rigida in other gardens. It is planted out in a patch of earth and was hiding behind the courgettes, which only last week gave up the ghost. It has been tucked behind the courgettes and edged by parsley, the verbena rigida has been flowering its socks off and providing nectar for the bees and butterflies, and its amazing that there are still a few this late in the season. I do hope it will carry over to next year....
The Fuschias seem to love this garden or maybe the season has suited them. I cut a little spray of the hardy Star Wars Fuschia.
It has made a nice compact plant and has lovely flowers made up of white sepals over a violet corolla, which shine out in the poorer autumn light. I bought it at the Tatton Park show last year...and wonder how large it will grow. It needs to be moved closer to the front edge of the border, I shall have to read up about the best times. I would hate to loose it, and may wait and take cuttings first and get these going before disturbing the plant.
The white begonia is just one of the bedding fibrous rooted ones which I had planted up in a tub with other plants, and I spotted this for the vase when I was moving the tub to be closer to the house to protect it from the frosts which were forecasted last night.
Of course a couple of stems of Red Dragon which is still flowering...well one grows it for the leaves, but with their little white flowers it makes a good back filler.