Many of the blooms that have appeared in my recent postings for In a Vase on Monday are still the ones that are predominate in my mid October garden. The flower colors in the garden now are primarily pink and white, with an occasional pale blue of the ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea to break the monotony. Actually I am clearly a pastel lover when it comes to flowers, so this October color palate should not be a surprise. I photographed this week’s arrangement on our front porch to take advantage of the natural light there.
The flowers that my oh-so-helpful Arranger put together this week include ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea, Montauk and Becky shasta daisies, Camellia sasanqua ‘Our Linda,’ ‘Autumn Sweetheart’ and ‘Autumn Carnival’ Encore azaleas, and ‘Samantha’ lantana. The added greenery consists of a few sprigs of ‘Golden Mop’ chamaecyparis, and, alas, I have lost the tag on the lantana on the tray.
I think the views from the sides highlight the lovely variegated foliage of the ‘Samantha’ lantana and what a nice contribution it makes to the arrangement. ‘Samantha’ is considered an annual in our part of the country, so I can’t keep it going over the winter. Fortunately, I do have a reliable source for it next spring. I suspect you will be seeing it again from time to time.
The vase is a Waterford crystal candy container.
Please click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. Her weekly challenge gives us the opportunity to share what is in bloom in our garden.