In A Vase On Monday – Autumn Pocket

Eliza Waters

img_5499This week’s flower colors reflect the yellow and red-orange autumn foliage in the background. I’m using another of my hand-painted, pocket vases made in Ecuador by Artesia. Each side offers a different color, either cobalt or turquoise. I think the cobalt looks better with these flowers, but there is enough gold flowers to carry either side. Do you have a preference?img_5498

With the weather staying above freezing (hurrah), I continue to enjoy my tender annuals.

Gold and burnt orange zinnias (Z. elegans ‘County Fair Mix’ and Z. ‘Apricot Profusion,’ which are no longer apricot-colored due to cooler temperatures), along with yellow nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus), contrast with rich, cobalt salvia (S. guarantica) and lavender heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium).

img_5501I’ve used pointy-leaved blue star (Amsonia tabernaemontana) foliage, which is turning to gold and common spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), a fresh shade of green that matches the leaves on the vase. Vertical accents are fountain grass seed heads (Pennisetum…

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