I put together flower arrangements all summer long and can easily create something I am pleased with no matter what's currently available in the garden. But photographing them is another issue. I have done a number of vases that I really liked and could not capture to my satisfaction. But I decided not to worry about the photo quality for the moment or I will never be able to take part in this monthly meme which I quite enjoy.
This bouquet was done for my husband's bathroom so I used a container that is strong and simple in color and shape. And went with Sedum flowerheads that were muted in tone.
A gardening friend who saw this vase commented that she was surprised to see what a great arrangement could be made out of summer standbys like Sedums and Hostas. I think part of the success is due to the sturdy stems and outward facing flowers of this particular Hosta, 'Whirlwind'. You can see what I mean in this picture of it growing in the garden.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vast today, stop by Rambling in the Garden who hosts "In a Vase on Monday."