In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

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.

Chrysanthemums

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

Materials

Flowers
Chrysanthemum
Dahlia

Foliage
Fern leaves

Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

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.

24 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Peach Dahlia Delight

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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  1. Kris P

    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.

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  2. Cathy

    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

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

      Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

      Reply

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