This week’s bouquet comes from the last flowers of my garden. The echinacea are having their second bloom of the season and their last hurray.
They started blooming in July and I think the heat and dry summer was just too much for them, as the flowers were pale and scraggly.. This second flush of flowers is much more vibrant and beautiful. The deep jewel colors are perfect for fall.
I think all of these blooms are from Cheyenne Echinacea, which throws different colored blooms on the same plant.
The arrangement certainly brightens up my kitchen, especially when accompanied by this cute little sign.
I’m not a fan of cutesy signs, but this one, for some reason spoke to me. Most likely because of the green truck, which not only added a seasonal touch, but matches my green and white kitchen so nicely.
Not only are these the last flowers, but with out first frost last night, it is also the last of the tomatoes. It is a sad day in the garden when the first frost comes, killing everything tender, and signaling the coming of the long dormant season.
Linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this weeks lovely end of season flower arrangements. Everyone has their own unique style, and it is fun to see what others are creating.