It’s a race against time to use the things that still look good in the garden before the weather closes in. For this, I started with a branch of plump beauty berries (seems like they would have tempted the birds by now, but who am I to complain).
A branch of Coleus plays backup, while one of Nicotiana langsdorfii introduces a little hit of acid green. The pot is an early Frank Boyden, a famous potter/sculptor in local circles. I should have taken a photo of it empty, to show the detail of the opening (I always think of these things too late).
Some of the annuals have succumbed to the intermittent downpours we’ve been experiencing, while others keep chugging along on borrowed time. Soon we will need to be more creative in our search for things to put in a vase, but, inspired by Cathy (Rambling in the Garden), we will soldier on to meet the challenge year-round.