The things that attracted me this week were all russets and harvesty feeling, so a basket seemed like a good idea. A pint canning jar fit perfectly in this one.
One branch of prostrate sequoia went in first to anchor the other stems and provide a touch of blue-green. My crape myrtle never blooms, so this is its glory season as the leaves turn bronze, orange and red. Two branches of that and one of Cotinus ‘Purple Robe’ give the base some bulk.
A few flowering stems of Liriope introduce a contrasting color. Chasmanthium latiforium is going through its pale phase as it transitions from green to tan.
The star of this show, in my mind, is the tassle from a Miscanthus that hasn’t yet fully bloomed, retaining a shimmering effect that will pass as it develops into a fluffy white froth.
Singing backup are the three Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ sisters, showing more restraint than their name implies. Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) hosts this festival of vases each and every Monday. Don’t miss out.
Now that is just lovely–textures and colors are amazing.
You are so very kind to say so.
JUst beautiful. I especially loved the russet colors of the foliage…a perfect fall basket.
I am not disappointed that the crape myrtle fails to bloom.
Very nice, I love how you mix three kinds of grasses.
The grasses are the stars of the garden from here on out.
So harmonious! Just lovely and so very seasonal. The basket works perfectly!
I had to get seasonal after last week’s springy look.
I like the three strands of Panicum grass–it really does give it an airy appeal and stature. The basket is a great vessel for this arrangement. Believe it or not, my Northern Sea Oats are still green. We’re having an unusually warm autumn, with more precipitation than we usually have in September and October. You guys inspire me with your beautiful vases. One of these days, I’ll get out there and join in the meme again. 🙂
Please do get back in the swim of it. Easy to forget how much fun it is.
I love the russets ! All warm and cozy , I’m ready for it .
Me too, but our mutual summer-loving friends would probably disagree.
It’s an inspired mix! The grasses are wonderful.
It looks like a painting, and I mean that as a huge compliment.
Maybe I’ll coax R into making it an actual painting…but probably not. He’s pretty headstrong, that guy.
Not only do I like the plant material you have chosen, but the spaces you have left..it helps to show up their beautiful structure and posing it against the plain wall really helps.
Setting it on the floor was the only way to show it off against the perfect background, Glad you appreciate that.
I love the miscanthus and panicum in this, rickii – they really draw out the impending bronzeness of your vase. Thanks for sharing
This meme keeps pushing me to look at plant material in new ways. Thanks for that!
Miscanthus tassels at this stage are gorgeous! Your arrangement is great, rich, warm, and breathing autumn. Th basket is a perfect container!
It has continued to open…still pretty, but not as dramatic in this context.