In a Vase on Monday: October, October!

I originally intended to try and put together today’s vase with 50 items from my garden… since I celebrated my 50th birthday at the weekend. But then my sister gave me this gorgeous vase which deserves better than being crammed full of anything and everything! Still, there is a lot in there…

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The small rock on the table is a souvenir picked from the bed of the river Isar in the Bavarian mountains at the weekend. 🙂

The vase is the Portmeirion Enchanted Tree jug, and the tree is full of different birds, with a hare and deer at the base…

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I really love it, and I filled it with all the loveliest flowers I could find, which included an unexpected Buddleia flower…

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The Verbena bonariensis is also flowering still, and I love this purple and orange combination with sunflower Earth Walker…

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The Persicaria Firetail is still attracting the bees, even on a chilly cloudy day…

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And the Scabiosa ochroleuca below is also still producing a few flowers. I hope it sets lots of seeds!

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I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly meme and hope you will also take a look at her vase today, as well as all the others linking in from around the globe.

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Oh, and this last little vase was also put together with some leftover bits and pieces. That is a lovely Cactus Zinnia at the centre, with some Asters, Roses, Leadwort and Cosmos, and some Hypericum berries picking up the pinky orange colours nicely.

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Have a great week everyone, and a special hello and thank you to my sister for the vase!

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