Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cut flowers #3

Good evening, all. I hope all of you lovely people have been doing well! I've finally come up for air. ; ) The beginning of school always throws me for a loop. It's a bit crazy, trying to get back into the routine. I know you all feel my pain! We also have a few mid-September birthdays, so once we get going with school, we have birthday plans right around the corner. More on that to come.

The garden is winding down a bit, especially since the growing season has been a bit long this year. There are a few plants certainly showing it. I cut some flowers for my son's party this weekend and I thought I'd share them with you.

First up, I have some potted sedums that are in flower. These stems came from some of my mom's plants at her cabin. I don't often cut sedum, but they look nice.

Vinca. These plants last quite a long time in a vase and usually root in the water.....and then you could pot them up.

My cosmos are still going strong and looking good! I have a few different colorations that have emerged and I'm pretty partial to these.

The sunflowers are petering out. They have been going strong all summer--until now--and this vaseful was about as many nice-looking blooms as I could find.

Last but not least, my fave of the group. Salvia, caryopteris (blue mist) and perennial salvia with sweet potato vine. Why have I never used the sweet potato vine in a little vase?

It's time to squeeze as much as we can out of the garden for the next several weeks until frosts come.....: )

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1 comment:

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

I love sunflowers, but what I don't love are the little yellow seeds they spill all over the place. Rather rude of them, if you ask me.