In a Vase on Monday – Fall, please.

The end of August in South Florida is hot! Mix in a droughty summer, a few mosquitoes, some charbroiled plants, and yes, I am asking for fall. Please. I used to dread the end of summer, but now I embrace it as the best gardening weather is something to look forward to. I cut the summer stalwarts for this vase and selected the most autumnal tones in the garden. Feeling refreshed already. There are rain showers on the weather radar. Fingers crossed.

Posies in profile. The orange and red banana shaped flowers are Parrotflowers, in orange, Heliconia psittacorum “Chocociana”, in red H. psittacorum “Lady Di”; yellow flowers are Esperanza (Tecoma stans); orange flowers are Firebush (Hamelia patens). Greenery is Asparagus ferns.

Another view.

Thanks to Cathy at for hosting. To see more vases, follow the link.

Happy Gardening!!!


31 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Fall, please.

  1. Such beautiful autumnal colours šŸ™‚

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  2. Annette says:

    I know how you feel. I’m looking forward to autumn too. It’ll give us a break and finally the look of the garden will be in harmony with the season ;). Lovely bouquet which no doubt cheers you up. Have a good week!

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  3. Cathy says:

    The tecoma makes a great partner for the hamelia, and the vase certainly has an autumnal look. I have been doing all sorts of jobs here that I might normally consider as ‘Autumn’ jobs, I suppose because the previous heat has accelerated the onset of another season

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    Esperanza! Mine were not so easy to grow. Of all those seed that Crazy Green Thumbs sent to me, not many germinated, and only a few survive now. Only six survive after getting spotted off into cells, with even fewer still growing in their flat. Some died after spotting off earlier. I am determined to grow esperanza.

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  5. Kris P says:

    I love the autumn colors, Amelia. I’m also looking forward to fall’s arrival; however, it seems we have a heatwave to get through first, scheduled to settle in mid-week and hold on through the Labor Day weekend. I hope you get that rain!

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  6. I have thanked Canada for cold fronts.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Looking autumnal, even though the weather is speaking a different language, even here. Warm and humid, but expecting a cool front tomorrow night. Sadly, it brings no rain. šŸ˜¦ Hang in there!

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  8. Horticat says:

    Your bunch reminds me of fruit punch – I love it šŸ™‚


  9. Cathy says:

    Love your colours Amelia – I’ve always been a bit like that about summer, but it is definitely aggravated by increasing drought. We have some glorious rain this evening – hope you got yours too!

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