In a Vase on Monday – Finishing the Harvest

It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering. ~Rajneesh

The garden has released so quickly, early in October. With the colder weather, gale winds and sunlight fading, the beauty of autumn was showing off. A beauty equal to other seasons. But by itself, a miracle of nature.

The native sumac have been blazing.

Along with the native coralberry.

Native wood asters are painting the meadows in soft, tiny white blooms (see picture at top of the post).

A few tomatoes are lingering on the vines soon to be picked to finish ripening indoors.

And in the garden, I came across the marigolds still glowing in their container. These flowers have been growing and pumping out blooms non-stop all summer until now.

It is a special flower for me, as my mother used to plant them in her annual flower garden. The pungent smell takes me back.

But as the colder weather was unrelenting, I decided to snip them off and plunked them down in a couple of vases.

Marigolds represent strength and power in the Language of Flowers. And I can say in my garden, they certainly are a strong plant, resilient/powerful against the many storms in the past three seasons.

With these nostalgic flowers in a couple of vases, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

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