~ In A Vase On Monday – Early Autumn ~

Coneflowers are fading fast, while Hydrangea blossoms continue their chameleon shading from grey-green to mauve. This week’s vase is a ceramic pot made by a friend. On such a warm summer-like day it seemed fitting to set it on a table by a bench near the pond.


Hydrangea macrophyla, Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’, Echinacea purpurea ‘Doubledecker’



This is the last Magnus with intact petals. Older seed-heads in the gardens show signs of being feasted upon by American Goldfinch, which are migrating through regularly now.


American Goldfinch

Thanks to Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden for hosting this meme!

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5 Responses to ~ In A Vase On Monday – Early Autumn ~

  1. Creighton Le Coq says:

    Great post! c-

  2. Nice shots! 🙂 We love goldfinches and have a lot of them in the yard often.

  3. Cathy says:

    The fading hydrangea heads and the echinacea make a delightful combination – thanks for sharing

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