This week’s bouquet is made from a few cuttings of this and that.
It started when I was dead heading and cutting back these zinnias that were laying on the ground. Next, I added a few coleus growing from a pot on the deck . . .
. . . and a few lantana.
An afterthought addition was a few pokeweed branches with their purple berries. I snatched these from my neighbor’s yard as this weed is not allowed to grow in my yard. This poisonous plant can grow up to 10 feet tall and once you allow it to go to seed, you will forever be pulling out seedling volunteers.
The berries, to me, are the only pretty part of this obnoxious pesky weed. But I do love how the stems look like little flowers after the berries fall off.
The deep burgandy/purple stems contrast so nicely with the unripe green berries.
These aren’t colors I would normally put together, but I do love how they clash and yet blend with each other.
A sweet mini pumpkin completes the look.
Happy Monday and week ahead!!!
Linking with Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”