In A Vase On Monday – Café au lait


In A Vase On Monday – Café au lait

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Café au lait

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.

17 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Café au lait

  1. Kris P

    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.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

      1. tonytomeo

        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.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

      1. pbmgarden Post author

        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.

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