~ Sunshine – In A Vase On Monday ~

Eight years ago I converted a swath of my front lawn into flower beds, with the purpose of creating a perennial border of bird and butterfly friendly plants. Today’s salt glaze pottery vase holds blossoms from those gardens.


Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Echinacea pupurea ‘White Swan’ Echinacea pupurea ‘Magnus’ Sidalcea hybrida ‘Brilliant’ Monarda ‘Prairie Night’

Black-eyed Susan, Coneflowers, Bee Balm and Mallow — all easy to grow and self perpetuating with a little help from the gardener.  Hope you enjoy these as much as the bees do!

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Although Cathy at Rambling in the Garden suggested Japanese ikebana style vases for this week, I chose to stick with what’s blooming in my gardens today. Please check out her meme to see her vase and that of others.

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7 Responses to ~ Sunshine – In A Vase On Monday ~

  1. Cathy says:

    What a lovely mix. Yes, I can imagine the bees and butterflies flocking to your garden every morning!

  2. Looks like we both love those echinacea….sounds like a perfect garden! And the vase is a lovely garden in a vase too!

  3. I love the vibrant colors!

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh lovely, lovely – and especially with the echinacea and monarda which I haven’t (yet!) managed to grow in my garden. Definitely bright and sunny – thank you so much for sharing

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