It’s hot. It’s been yet another worryingly record-breaking day for late August Bank Holiday temperatures in the UK, particularly in southern of England, so my vase today reflects the colours of our current weather map:
There has been lots of sunshine and clear blue skies, but nevertheless, there are signs that the seasons are beginning to change.
Then, the rose hips are colouring up nicely, so I’ve made use of their shiny, red spheres around the neck of the jug.
Plus, the pennisetum grasses are fluffing up well. Here I’ve used P. macrourum (tightly packed and long and thin) and P. thunbergii (much shorter, but longer haired).
Pheasant tail grass (Anemanthele lessoniana) is beginning to trip me up as I walk up the path, wrapping its tough airy flower-heads about my ankles. I’ve taken my revenge by adding some of them to the vase!
Helenium ‘Helena Red Shades’ takes us through the full range of colours on today’s weather chart.
And Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Nights’ seems like an appropriate ingredient for the vase too.
A couple of stalks of Japanese anemone and Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ complete the arrangement.
Hope that you’ve been enjoying the amazing Bank Holiday weather.
I am joining Cathy for her weekly floral meme In a Vase on Monday. To see other beautiful vases please click through to her post and check out the comment section.
*Scorchio was brought to common parlance by The Fast Show