Monday, 2 November 2015

In A Vase On Monday - Asters and Antirrhinums

Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealingWith the growths of summer, I never yet have seen.

Hello Everyone

Such a kindly autumn, 
so mercifully dealing
With the growths of summer, 
I never yet have seen.
                                                      William Cullen Bryant

Here we are in November and the garden is still bursting with colour and there is still plenty of blooms to gather together to fill not just one vase but, as can be seen, several.

A trug full to overflowing, so much so there's no space for the picking of sweet peas. I don't remember every seeing sweet peas in November, although I do recall having roses still blooming one year in a German garden where we lived for a few years. I also remember how surprised, delighted even, to see them there. In Edinburgh, where I grew up, I don't think I ever saw roses at this time of year.

Just one of the 'arrangements' made from that trug of goodness. Plonked in the jug are the deep pink Asters, novae-angliae, red, pink and yellow antirrihums and cherry red achillea 'Cassis'

I'm loving this combination of reds and pinks though I have added a little yellow and gold for contrast.

This pink/yellow antirrhinum is so pretty and the sprig taken from my little green beech tree is a golden delight.

Just as soon as I can, I will be lifting and dividing the asters ... I look forward to seeing more of those lovely cheery flowers spreading around the garden.

Once again I'm joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden with this vase this week.

Happy Gardening,


  1. Oh the antirrhinums are a great combination with the achillea and asters - oh, the 3 As, an AAA standard vase :) Thanks for sharing

  2. What a harvest of summery flowers...I adore all the bright colors and variety of blooms.

  3. Such bounty, Elizabeth. You've reminded me that I need to plant some Antirrhiniums (soon!).

  4. Wow! What a harvest! I love seeing all those beautiful flowers! I know you get a lot of 'weather' in Scotland but boy, does your garden grow!
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Amazing to have such wonderful flowers in November I love this Monday vase post love and hugs Carole x

  6. Stunning! What green fingers you have! xxx

  7. Beautiful colors--lovely bouquet!

  8. Hi Elizabeth, what a lovely surprise to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind comments. What beautiful flowers, such a riot of colour and the vase is divine ! How wonderful to have so many pretty blooms at this time of year.
    I do hope you and your lovely family are all in good health.

    Take care


  9. What gorgeous flowers Elizabeth the scent must be pretty sweet xx

  10. That's lovely Elizabeth! Looks like summer couldn't bear to leave you this year! :)

  11. Your November flowers are doing great, Elizabeth! I am inspired to try to grow some dark red antirrhinums next year, as well as some sweet peas. The pitcher is cute with the matching red flowers.

  12. gosh, what an abundance of blooms you have still! I love antirrhinums and must make a note to grow some next year ...

  13. Your red antirrhinums are so lovely, I didn't know they were such long bloomers. I got some seeds for some already for next year. They also match your red flowers on the jug. I like the pink asters, roses, and yellow leaves with them too, lots of pretty flowers for November, Elizabeth!


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