We had our first frost yesterday, but even so roses, lilac, fuchsia and Hesperantha are all still flowering in the garden. Add in the best display of fatsia japonica flowers I can remember not to mention early flowers from Helleborus argutifolius and H. Orientalis, Jasminum nudiflorum and even primroses and it is a real pleasure to decide what to pick for my Monday vase.
In the end I decided to pick what I know lasts well so my vase today is a subdued arrangement of drying hydrangea heads, russet sedum, panicum, Physocarpus, euonymus and a spot of colour from Hesperantha.
And I am very pleased to report that not only is Anemone coronaria Sylphide still flowering its socks off at the allotment but the new A. Meron bulbs I planted in pots at home in October are already showing their first frill of foliage.
Joining in with Cathy and her Monday meme to post a vase of home-grown or foraged flowers and foliage.