The second best thing about Flowers in the House is how much it has taught me about my own garden. I always panic when Jane says it's time. Then I start strolling and suddenly see possibilities - this week two variations on the same theme.
It's still zinnia time but the sedum are really kicking it in. So this week we have the version above on the dining room table. It's sedum 'Madrona' which has a more rounded form and a creamier beigy-pink flower that will eventually turn to bronze. For it i found zinnias that were also a soft yellowy pink and some so pale that they look grey. Add a few Ladies Mantle, a white dahlia and voila.
In the living room sedum 'Autumn Joy' is holding forth with blue-pink zinnias and a fall ageratum. A brighter, bluer arrangement.
The left-overs made a nice little bunch for the mantle, with the addition of a few salvia 'Black and Blue'. Honestly, I seldom cut sedum for the house... why the heck not?
And, it wouldn't be fair to forget my little reading table by my chair. The big full blossom that is David Austin's 'Sister Elizabeth' and a spray of a little unknown pink mini-roses.
Please hop over to Jane's Small but Charming house and see who else would like for you to come visit. I have the tea pot on, so please come back soon.
The first best thing, of course, is you!