Monday, October 31, 2011

Flowers in the House (Of Autumn)

What's Blooming Bouquets on the last day of October

It's been a great joy and a bit of a surprise to find that I like the primal colors both in the garden and in a vase. I wouldn't have guessed that red and this golden yellow zinnia would be among my favorites to bring home from the garden this year and they certainly scream out the colors of autumn in New York along with the goldenrod.

Below: what remains of the flower harvest after a freak October snowstorm and our mystery pumpkin. The seeds were given to Joe for the pumpkin patch and the donor thought they were an Amish pumpkin, but we're thinking it might be a Musque de Provence squash at this point. I guess we'll see if it changes color off the vine.

And last, something dried from the season, because outside it's also time to admire things as they go to seed and fade. Goldenrod, a couple sprigs of lavender and dried porcelain berries. The berries didn't retain their color, but no matter, I like them anyway. Plus, they are a little dark and spooky, so they will go with Jane's theme of horror, this month for her Flowers in the House gathering, where the celebration is always about what she and her cronies currently have in their vases.


flwrjane said...

Hey spooky, you're a crony now too!

Thanks for having us over.

Def a treat.

xo Jane

Sherri B. said...

Your flowers are so bright and pretty along with the lovely blue vase. There is something very beautiful about the dried arrangement, like a whisper of a thought.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Hello zinnias! Gone here now. Thanks for the memory!

Sharon Parker said...

Fabulous zinnias, and so healthy looking. Here (in Minnesota) we have to be sure to plant them in an airy spot or they'll get mildew. Love the big green mystery pumpkin, too.

Swimray said...

Nice combo - especially with the blue vase in the light of a window - color against a city backdrop. Don't ya love how zinnias last!