I am finding a serendipitous nature of participating in these weekly In a Vase on Monday photo challenges. Even though I know what plants are growing in my garden, I never know what I will find blooming in my garden from week to week. So with a little creativity, a bunch of pretty flowers and greens, and a vase, the end result is always beautiful.

This week is no different with a beautiful combination of reds and greens – not a combination I would come up on my own but one that works so well. A sort of Christmas in July. ๐Ÿ™‚

My lovely Lenox vase which was a wedding gift to us over 31 years ago contains rich red zinnias, Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens โ€˜Annabelle’) which is white when it first blooms and then turns into this lovely shade of green, white echinacea, yarrow (Achillea ‘Moonshine’), variegated Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum โ€˜Variegatumโ€™), hosta, ferns, and yellow day lily (Hyperion).