Though there are quite a few plants blooming in the fall garden, I don't have any dramatic swaths of color the way I often do in the spring garden to showcase for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Instead I put together this arrangment for the dinnner table at the end of last week. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Mark's birthday with champagne and a nice dinner served on my grandmother's dishes. The flowers were keyed to the tablecloth, chocolate brown placemats and russet napkins. They are still looking good today in the bouquet and in the garden.
The foliage is from Itoh peonies, Rex Begonias, and Hibiscus 'Haight Ashbury'. Blooms include Sedums 'Autum Joy' and 'Vera Jameson,' Anemone 'September Charm,' Hosta 'Spritzer,' Verbena bonariensis, Heucheras and one Pelargonium flower. Also blooming in the garden are Asters, Hemorcallis "Steeple Jackie,' Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket,' Geranium 'Rozanne,' Allium senescens 'Galucum,' Nasturtiums and Toad lilies.
To see what's blooming today in gardens around the country and the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts this long-running monthly meme. To see what other gardeners have found vase-worthy, visit Beth at Plant Postings.