Today the soil was dry and the sun was warm as we worked in the garden. The vegetable garden has been deconstructed, spent plants now on the compost heap. A few annuals are still adding a bit of color in the cutting garden.
Gathering material for my vase for the kitchen table is more of a scavenger hunt now.
There are faded hydrangeas, sedum heads, a few sprigs of blue nepata. I found a clump of re-blooming golden fever few and some trimmings of golden spirea for a base, and a sprig of re-blooming astrantia.
Then I jazzed it all up with bright yellow and orange marigolds.