I've managed to fill a vase to bursting, though. I wanted to do that while I still can, to hang on to Summer.
In the vase:
Nicandra seed heads
Pink Nicotiana - from the lime green packet but very pretty
Cosmos - Psyche white (I think)
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'
I show you this view, not to highlight the rain damage aster, but the lovely black Nicandra seed pods. They dry brown unfortunately but do retain a little black.
I'm happy with my vase, it's very cheerful.
I have an abundance of Amaranthus so I filled a vase. It hasn't made a dent in the crop but looks fabulous on the mantlepiece.
I've got far too many plants and they are swamping my squash plants. We live and learn.
I'd like to grow some green ones next year but a few of each will be enough.
View from the back door. I call this the Kitchen border as we look out on it when washing up.
This is just before I set about it with trowel and secateurs to give it an Autumn tidy and decided what needs to move around. I found a few things being swamped.
There is still plenty going on including LtoR Heliotrope, Pineapple sage, Rudbeckia 'Green Eyes', Feverfew, Osteospermum, garlic chives, Salvia nemerosa 'Deep Blue', Sedum spectablis, small pink geranium, Cordydalis, Fuchsia. And that is just the flowers.
Now just the leaves to collect, again!
For plenty of pretty and poetic vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday.