While I fight its arrival as long as possible, there inevitably comes the time when I have to except that autumn is here. Thankfully I'm a sucker for the vibrant tones of the season and love bringing them into my home...
Acorns, chestnuts and seed pods are also favorites.
One of the impetuses for a vase (or two, or three) like this was the need to clear out the Zinnia, they've been lovely but I'm done with them.
There are so many other things shoved in these small vases! Seed pods from my Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’, seeds from the Macleaya cordata (just visible on the upper left) and from the Lunaria in the park. Also present are bits from the Cobaea scandens (cup and saucer vine) — which has great foliage but sadly has not bloomed for me.
The orange Gomphrena from one of last week's vases was still looking good, so in they went, along with small clusters of the neighbor's Hydrangea and the blooms from my Chasmanthium latifolium.
The smaller vase (on the left below) has cuttings from my Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby, in addition to Pennisetum purpureum blades...
And seed pods from a Crocosmia, Canna, and Arthropodium candidum 'Maculatum'.
Of special note are the few Scabiosa seed heads I was able to collect from my seed grown plants (a growing experiment I will not try again).
A few bits fell from those seed heads, they're too precious to toss.
I picked up the acorn while out on a dog walk.
It's all a jumble of miscellaneous colors and textures...
But I love them.
Since I'm still (quietly, gently) lobbying to get the mantle back, these vases are living on the dining table.
While the remaining Zinnia were stuffed into a small vase at the end of the mantle...
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