Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
Finally a Dahlia ‘Café au lait’ bloomed true to its promise. We are very close to our first freeze in central North Carolina and so this may be the only one the garden produces this year.
Dahlia ‘Café au lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Blue Wave (6.5″W x 6.5″L x 2″H)
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.
How interesting. Did the same plant that produced blooms of a different shade produce this one, or is this one from a different late-blooming plant? I noticed that the pink shades within my ‘Labyrinth’ variety deepened as the nights got colder. Maybe some dahlias are temperature sensitive.
It’s from a different plant. I gave 3 tubers to a neighbor who has been so helpful to us this year and his bloomed all summer, creamy and dreamy. I planted another 6 but they didn’t do well. (You may remember I had one that looked like ‘Labyrinth’ instead of ‘Café au lait’.) I think you might be on to something with temperature or light changes affecting the bloom time.
I have noticed that everyone’s ‘Cafe au Lait’ looks slightly different. I sort of wonder it it is sensitive to the weather. I am not familiar with it or ‘David Howard’. I see it only in pictures.
Stunning design. I love that!
Thank you! I had more flowers of different textures and colors at first but eventually edited them out.
Such a lovely colour. Hope your freeze holds off and it can produce a couple more flowers for you!
Thanks Cathy. Glad for this one dahlia flower, but I think cafe au lait is tricky to grow and I may skip it next year.
Your Dahlias are beautiful, and you used the perfect vase for them. I’m happy for you that the ‘Cafe au lait’ bloomed before the frost.
Thanks Beth. I had mixed success with dahlias but enjoyed each one. Cafe au lait I’ve read is quite varied in its flowers so guess I’m lucky to have this one.
Beautiful and darker than I had imagined.
Doesn’t really show in the photo but it had an orange tint. Really enjoyed it.
‘Cafe au Lait’ is another beauty. Your Dahlias are really delivering this fall!
Dahlias have made my summer but coming to an end. First frost this morning and below freezing at 26 degrees.
We had several inches of snow this weekend.
Yikes. We actually had a few minutes of sleet after a heavy day of rain, before the sun finally emerged. 23 degrees in the morning. Guess winter is here.
CAL is one of my favorite dahlias. I just wish they’d hybridize a smaller version!
Yes. I’d like that too!