In a vase on Monday – in the (clashing) pink!


In general, I think people who love autumn are a bit strange.  To me it seems a negative, downhill time of year, but on a day like today when the sun’s shining, the birds are singing and the garden’s not yet a soggy, decaying mess, I’m prepared to cut autumn some slack. Even more so when I can pop into the garden and still rustle up a small vase of pink lovelies.

In today’s vase are a few Rosa St Swithuns, Salvia Cerro Potosi,


a random (out of focus) Pelargonium,IMG_3717

and plenty of bright pink Flower Carpet roses, as well as three stems of silvery Phlomis italica for foliage.IMG_3716

Why don’t you pop over to Cathy’s blog to see her spectacular fireworks inspired Monday creation?

11 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – in the (clashing) pink!

  1. Cathy

    Your Flower Carpet roses have been amazing and your vase doesn’t look like an early November vase at all! Love the shape of the vase too – I have nothing like that

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Hi Cathy – it’s the Sarah Raven one. I’ve used it a couple of times before, but it is very low which is fine for a table centre but doesn’t work anywhere you need height.

      1. Cathy

        I though we must have seen it before. And its all very well having lots of vases but so often they are just not quite the right thing!!

  2. Kris P

    Ah, you need to spend an autumn in Southern California, Jen. Fall is considered our “second spring,” when the garden is refreshed after our long, hot summer. Of course, it helps that we don’t get freezes, at least not in my area along the coast. Still, I don’t have the beautiful rose blooms you do!

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Hi Kris – that’s an interesting concept. Have to say the lawn here is definitely better than it was earlier in the year – but not sure i can say the same about the flowers!


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