The last few days have been beautifully warm and sunny but autumn is here and so my arrangement celebrates the wonderful hues of this season. I used my nice little brown jug which is a Pearsons of Chesterfield jug, it reminds me of a shiny brown conker.
The leaves are heuchera, Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’ and an orange coleus. The berries are unripe skimmia ones. The green hops on the left appear everywhere in my garden and are a bit of a nuisance but still I allow one or two to climb trees.
I have used one rose on the centre of the arrangement and that is the peerless apricot coloured ‘Grace’.
I have used two different nicotiana flowers. The beautiful Nicotiana mutabilis grows very tall and the blooms start off green and then turn pink.
I have also used Nicotiana alata ‘Limegreen’ as I love green flowers.
For orange flower power I have used a spray from one of my crocosmia seedlings and the bright orange Dahlia coccinea which is a species dahlia from Mexico with single flowers. It is not supposed to be hardy but mine has survived outside for several years.
The shiny, satiny flowers are Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’. We are not allowed to call it schizostylis any more. I’m quite glad about that because I could never remember how to spell it.
As usual thanks to my friend Cathy at Ramblinginthegarden for hosting the meme. Do pop over and see her lovely dahlias and all the other beautiful monday vases.