We are having beautiful Indian Summer weather lately. Mornings are chilly, but our afternoons have even been rather hot! A lot of the leaves have already turned color, although we aren't at peak foliage yet...
My arrangement this week is a joyful mix of my favorite late-summer/early fall flowers. I'm so grateful that our growing season is being prolonged awhile yet!
Giant Primrose sunflowers...only one plant survived so I hadn't planned to cut any, but several stems got snapped in the wind, so I now have a good excuse!
Dwarf Queeny hollyhocks...
A few of my balsam plants are still flowering.
I believe this phlox is "Franz Schubert"...it was also a gift from a dear friend!
The hyacinth beans are so beautiful. I feel rather sad that I may not grow them again, since it takes them so long to grow and bloom here. Still, it's satisfying that I did manage to grow a tropical African native in Maine! (Not taking credit myself-I just like to defy our climate now and then!) Lol
Sensation Mix cosmos (there are some white flowers in this bouquet, too). I planted these in my first flower garden, 8 years ago!
And of course, more malope!
Hope you all have a great week! Please visit ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/in-a-vase-on-monday-sunshine-on-a-cloudy-day/ to see the lovely arrangements other gardeners have contributed this week!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.