In a Vase on Monday: Candy Pink and Caramel Brown

It’s Monday again – and time to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to fill a vase with materials from our own gardens. But first of all let me wish you all a happy and pleasant November!

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my  giant Miscanthus hadn’t flowered this year. Then I saw the first pinky strands showing and now it has finally produced a grand total of three (yes, THREE!) flowers! They remind me a little of fireworks, which is appropriate with Bonfire Night approaching in the UK.

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After cutting back our singed fern on midsummer’s day, it grew back nicely so that I can now enjoy its autumn caramel tones. That’s a first for me. 🙂

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I added a single rose bud to the vase (from that rose again) and some of the perennial basil flowers, one of which (on the left) seems to have given up. I should have removed that piece, but somehow it adds character to the vase, don’t you think?

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One piece of zebra grass (I’ve had it for several years but it hasn’t grown much for me) and a few other grasses filled the vase out a bit. There’s also a Heuchera flower in there, and a pale pink Linaria – the last I think.

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To be honest, I am absolutely amazed at how much there is in the garden still – in November!

It has been very mild and sunny over the last few days, allowing me to take some of the photos outdoors, so I can only hope the rest of the month will follow suit.

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Do go and visit Cathy’s site and see what everyone has created.

And have a good week!