Lavender?! In September? I have a lot of lavender, and because I love it, I added more new plants last year. Those new guys were the first that I harvested in July. I like to make lavender sachets, wands, bouquets. There are quite a few things you can do with lavender! It seems that the plants had lots of immature stems, which have continued to grow throughout the summer and were just ripe for the cutting for my arrangement!
It was such a treat working with the lavender. I. Love. Lavender. 🙂
I have one Autumn Joy plant at my front gates, which I wouldn’t normally like cutting from. But this one stem was broken and on the ground. I couldn’t just leave it there!
The snapdragons were planted from seed for me by my father-in-law. He can grow anything from seed or cutting, unlike me! I have some mixed colors and just picked out the white ones.
What fun it is to gather flowers from the garden! Thank you Cathy from Rambling in the Garden! You can see other arrangements linked to Cathy’s page at: http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/
Have a good week!
I pruned my lavender very late in spring this year and so all the flowers were late too. It did reduce the number of flowers but meant the lavender was tidier than usual. This is a very pretty vase, The snapdragons are lovely lucky you to have such a clever FIL
Hi Christina, I usually prune any lavender I haven’t used during the season, in the fall. You are right, it keeps it nice and tidy. I definitely appreciate my father-in-law, especially for all of his gardening talents! Thanks for visiting, and for your lovely comments. Dana
I really enjoyed the photo with the butterflies on the Autumn Joy. A lot of my lavender died last year in our very unusually cold weather, I miss it.
Hi Cinnamonchai, maybe you know already, but a very small lavender plant will give quite a lot of blooms even its first season. It would be worth planting some more. Thank you for visiting, and your nice comment. 🙂 Dana
A lovely blend of colours, Dana – and what beautiful lavender with such big flowers. I am a novice with lavender and still learning about the best time to prune 😉
Hi Cathy, I would typically cut a lot of my lavender in July to use it. But what I don’t use, I cut/prune in the fall. I make sure not to cut too low. I think I cut about 3/4 of the stem, which should be just above any tiny new growth. It is so fun to work with! 🙂 Dana
Dana these are stunning flowers. some of my lavender is blooming again and I would love to use it too. I really adore the look of this vase and the smell must be divine. I miss not having snapdragons this year.
Hi Donna, Thank you! I was glad to use the lavender, as I wouldn’t typically get to. This was my first year having snapdragons – so happy to have tried them! Thanks for visiting 🙂 Dana
Ah, once again you have flowers that are long past bloom in my area. My snapdragons were also gone by May. They make a very pretty vase with the sedum head.
Hi Kris, I follow a blogger from Australia and I see everything that she grows “out of season” with ours and it is rather funny. You wouldn’t think it would be so different for us, but then again, California vs. Irish weather… oh yes, I could understand the differences! 🙂 Thanks for visiting! Dana
Oh, that IS lovely Dana. Your lavender is amazing for September! I just have the odd bit here and there flowering still. A gorgeous mix of late summer colour. 🙂
Hi Cathy, how very nice of you to say! I’m really enjoying this! Dana
Your vase of flowers is lovely…I’m glad you added the Autumn Joy…it’s texture went well with the lavender.
Hi Karen, and I really wasn’t sure about the Autumn Joy. Glad to hear you liked it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Dana
Beautiful flowers and nicely photographed. Autumn Joy will probably last in a vase for several weeks.
Thank you for the nice comments. I hadn’t realized Autumn Joy would last so long, good to know! 🙂 Dana
Very pretty, and I especially love the way you grow them in the wooden box!
Thank you Annette. I just happened to put them in one of my vegetable beds. I think I will have to more some of the plants this year, but I’ve decided I, too, like them in with the food!