Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Technically I did not grow these peachy-hued beauties, but they grew within a few hundred feet of my garden. My sweet neighbor Eileen shared with me some of her first dahlia blooms (that she has ever grown). Both of us were delighted by her success and I was touched by her generosity.
A few sprigs of chrysanthemums from my front porch were a perfect color to accompany the dahlias and added some nice textural contrast. Stalks of rich green fern provided movement and line to the design.
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.
The dahlia is lovely, and a little like one I have in my garden too. The Chrysanthemums add the perfect touch of a richer hue.
I’ve enjoyed seeing yours and others’ dahlias this summer/fall. Maybe I’ll try them again next year. They certainly are effective in arrangements.
Thanks. I love using this ikebana vase as it brings a bit of elegance in and of itself.
That dahlia is lovely! I don’t think I’ve seen one with petals shaped like those, almost as if the wind were blowing them back from the flower’s “face.” As usual, you did a masterful job of highlighting their beauty.
Thanks Kris. Amy (the shrub queen) calls these petals reflexed. This dahlia’s form is fairly loose and informal.
Peachy keen! Petals are called reflexed when like that (KrisP)
Thanks for sharing the term “reflexed” with us. The dahlia’s form seems very loose and informal.
Like peachy pinwheel confections – they are luscious!
Eliza, the dahlias do have a rich lusciousness, I agree.
Nicely done, Susie. A lovely meld of color.
Thanks John. that chrysanthemum seems to be a chameleon, taking on whatever color is in its surroundings.
I love the informality of this dahlia – ‘blowsy’ I would call it – and the chrysanthemums accentuate its peachiness perfectly. Of course, your ikebana style arrangement adds the perfect finishing touch
Blowsy does seem to describe this dahlia very well–loosely structured. I thought it was time to revisit Ikebana this week–always a good choice when there aren’t many flowers.
I look forward to more of them, Susie!
My elderly neighbor who gardens and has given me plants over the years is moving. Hope I get a generous gardener like yours as my new neighbor. Great arrangement with a nice Ikebana feel.
Thanks Linda. Hope you get a nice new neighbor with whom you can share your love of gardening.
Oh, how gorgeous, she must have been thrilled to have grown them. You’ve shown them off beautifully here. I wonder if I can get that one here…
Alison, I’m not sure of this dahlia’s name but hope you can find something similar. My friend was indeed thrilled with her success at growing these.
Unusual form to those Dahlias and the color is yummy. As usual, you used them to good effect.
Hi Ricki, thanks so much.
Look at the size of those Dahlias! Great combination, elegantly done.
Helen, those dahlias are huge and were so much fun to work with. Next year I’ll try to grow some myself. Thanks for stopping by.
Fabulous colours Susie, and I love the arrangement altogether. Very authentic. 🙂