In A Vase On Monday – Desperately Seeking Seasons

20180923_125831Today is the second official day of Fall.  Looking over my coffee cup this morning, I noted the temperature was already in the 80s (25 C) with 97% humidity. My garden is calling me to get back in the groove and clean things up for South Florida’s winter gardening season. I am desperately seeking the season and was inspired to create a Autumnal vase.


The vase is a silver plate goblet collected by my mother on one of her many ‘junk store’ adventures. It doesn’t hold water, so it requires a recycled yogurt container tucked inside when used as a vase. I don’t think I would use it for beverages.


My pseudo Fall flowers include: Gallardias (Gallardia pulchella) in red and gold; fruit is Surinam Cherries (Eugenia uniflora); the sprays of berries are from the non native Firebush (Hamelia patens); red “fall” leaf from Raggedy Ann Copperleaf (Acalypha wilkesiana); grey background foliage is Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens) and the cream colored spikes are from Wireweed.

To see some real Fall vases, visit the hostess of the IAVOM, Cathy, at Link to more vases

For those who don’t remember Madonna in the movie Desperately Seeking Susan, here is the video from ‘Get Into the Groove’. Hoping to get back in the gardening groove soon

Madonna – it’s age restricted!


29 comments on “In A Vase On Monday – Desperately Seeking Seasons

  1. You were able to find some good Fall colors. We are having Fall here, as the temperatures are below 90 and the humidity below 100%. It was so “cool” that we were able to eat outside surrounded by citronella candles.

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  2. Glad you said the vase was a goblet as it looks much, much larger. Definitely says autumn is here. I also told Cathy that her display made me think I should add Caryopteris. What a blue! “Susan” is one of my all time favorite movies.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    I think you found the seasons in your choices today. Lovely!

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  4. Peter Herpst says:

    Love the container, a very elegant dribble glass. You’ve found autumnal colors even in the heat of Florida and the goblet and contents are perfect together. Happy autumn and I hope you’re able to get back into the groove soon!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Good Morning Amy. We may be getting a small taste of fall here in Atlanta this week. It has been in the middle to high nineties for the last 3 weeks. At this point fall is only a scurrilous rumor. Love the colors in the vase this week.

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  6. FlowerAlley says:

    I feel your pain SQ. Some cool air showed up here at last. Head north Queen!

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  7. Cathy says:

    That certainly has more than a hint of autun to it – thanks for sharing, and hope you get some respite from your heat soon

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  8. Kris P says:

    I laughed outright at the title of your post. Still, I think you did a great job simulating what’s considered fall elsewhere. Seasons are a different thing in our climates, aren’t they? Here, we usually say we have a warm (now commonly hot!) season and a cool season. We used to be able to say we had a rainy season too but I’m not sure we can make that claim any more.

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    Again, there are many that I do not recognize. (Hey, didn’t I just say that about someone else’s vase?) Leucophyllum? I must look that one up. It sounds familiar.


  10. Love your autumn colours and use of yoghurt pot. I loved that film, so silly

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  11. Christina says:

    Very autumnal, interesting how we all think of autumn in these terms.

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  12. Fall in Florida…not really any significant change until around halloween. While we don’t get much change weather wise, your arrangement definitely looks like fall.

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    • There are three Red Maples that change color in the Savannas and the seed pods on Goldenrain trees. Um..Blanchetiana Bromeliad and Torch Bromeliads, Spider Lilies, Beautyberries…my Floridian harbingers of Fall.


  13. OK, that arrangement is gorgeous. But the headline had me grinning right away! Haha.

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