Phloral Arrangement – In A Vase on Monday/Halloween Hedgerows and Garden Beds

This Autumn Bouquet arranged for ‘In a Vase Monday,’ was created using flowers from my garden and hedgerows surrounding a park near my home. Flowers featured: Sedum, Celosia, Mexican Sage, Zinnias, Honeysuckle, Milkweed pods, and Dandelion Poufs. The harmony of colors ranges from the Espresso Brown of the Sedum to the bright orange tones of the zinnia. Purple seems to be a popular Halloween shade and was a good addition to the bouquet.

“Already the dandelions are changed into vanishing ghosts.”- Celia Thaxter

The spooky quote by Celia Thaxter seemed doubly appropriate for Halloween and the bedraggled appearance of one of my Dandelion poufs.

The other was still in good shape when I came upon it. Both are included in my bouquet, their weak stems supported within the twisted rows of the Celosia.

I was surprised to find a stem of honeysuckle in bloom, out of season, but very welcome in the cooler days of Autumn.

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” —Robert Brault

13 thoughts on “Phloral Arrangement – In A Vase on Monday/Halloween Hedgerows and Garden Beds

  1. Lovely rich colours in your vase this week- beautiful! And the additional of the dandelion heads and quote are clever. I’ve never grown the taller type of celosias, but seeing how good they look in your vase makes me want to track some down.

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  2. Yes, I agree with Kris about the dandelion ghosts! And what a great selection of colours to fit with the theme – I did consider adding some reds to mine as well, but in the mug it would have just looked too busy I think. Couldn’t tell if the bright red blooms included zinnias – I have just ordered seed of a bright red one for next year, not a colour I have had in my zinnias up to now. Thanks for joining us today, and hope to see you gain another week. Is there a name we can call you?

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    1. Thanks so much. Sometimes I struggle with blog posts, and other times…they just come together. I love zinnias. This year I had mostly oranges and reds, but had one surprise, a beautiful pristine white one in a back garden. I hope I was able to save viable seeds, but the goldfinches usually get them before I can collect. I gathered a few that were still a bit green. I have hopes they will germinate in the Spring.


      1. I haven’t considered saving seeds from zinnias – I suppose partly because I keep cutting them to encourage more flowers, and towards the end of the season it is probably too grey and damp for any seeds to ripen


  3. Your vase is richly hued and filled with some of my favorite flowers. Surprising to see the honeysuckle in flower. I have some reblooming irises flowering currently. It’s a bit of a jolt to see them this time of year.

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    1. It was surprising to see the honeysuckle. I was looking in a hedgerow for Milkweed pods and there it was looking back at me. I have one grape colored iris that does the same. I will have to do a walkabout in the yard and see if mine have any buds. Only the one type comes back.


  4. I didn’t see the dandelion heads at first, but what a lovely idea to put them in your vase. They look really pretty! (And only a little ghostly! 😉) I also liked the combination of different flowers and the orange zinnias, which remind me of Tithonias.

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    1. I love Tithonias too, but for some reason, they didn’t reseed for me this year as they have done in the past. I will probably try to buy a packet for the coming growing season. Dandelions are fun, I love them in all stages.

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