~ 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.

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

 

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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.

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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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