Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.
I experimented with a variety of designs on Saturday morning but in the end I was most happy with a reworking of last week’s vase, which had featured dahlias. Mid-week to refreshen the vase I had replaced most of the dahlias. For this week I kept the same container but actually only the foliage, Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ and a few dahlia leaves are original from last week. The dahlias really seemed tired after all and so were replaced completely with white and gold shining discs in the form of Shasta daisies and black-eyed Susans along with flat-topped umbels of miniature suns in the form of tansy.
The low-profile glazed ceramic vase works well this week, but if I had taken more time I would have switched the flowers into a basket for an even more summery look.
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells)
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’ (Shasta Daisy)
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed Susan)
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
Pottery bowls, with Lomey plastic dish inserts, eco-friendly floral foam
Here are a few of my other experiments using reddish orange Dahlia ‘David Howard’ with coral bells and a nice specimen of Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week.
Daisies and Black-eyed Susans always makes one think of summer days.
Long, hot lazy days.
I am especially impressed by your David Howard vase Susie. Beautifully arranged and photographed. Lovely to see how your summer flowers are progressing to late summer flowers. Isn‘t time flying!
Thanks Cathy. David Howard is such a reliable bloomer. Glad it came back from last year. Yes, indeed, summer is flying by. There’s a definite shift in the light.
That bowl works so well with these contents too, Susie, but I agree that a basket would have looked effective too. The heuchera stems work really well with David Howard, a combination worth remembering. Thanks for sharing
Maybe I’ll fill a basket before the summer is out. The heuchera have done better than normal this summer so I had plenty to use in a vase. They do shed a lot though. Have a good week.
All three arrangements are pretty, Susie, but the first one is so cheerful, it had me smiling at first sight. My own Shasta daisies have petered out but I’m hoping that I might get a second flush if I’m careful about providing supplemental water.
I hope you avoid any ill-effects from Tropical Storm Isaias. SoCal has its first major wildfire burning almost uncontrolled 100 miles to the east of us. It’s only affecting our air quality but my heart goes out to those forced to evacuate.
Kris, the storm passed by easily for us. We had a little rain (which we needed). Hope the worrisome fire is able to be contained. I neglected deadheading the shastas after a time and they look pretty bad. Maybe I can revive them. These in today’s vase were fresh but very tiny.
Lovely arrangements this week, Susie. I love the cheerfulness of the first and the small dahlias are beautiful, as well. ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ is particularly gorgeous.
Thanks Eliza. Some of the earliest ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ were affected by some little bugs but this one was perfect.
I’m not doing well with my Dahlias. I’m not sure what I’ve done wrong, but they aren’t happy. Yours are lovely so thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you Judy. Hope yours get excited and take off pretty soon! Also hope you didn’t have any issues with the hurricane.
I have always ignored coral bell bloom. I think of them as foliar plants. Yet, they seem to be appreciated for their bloom in other regions. I should pay more attention to how mine bloom.
I’ve had these for years and this is the first time they have had many blooms.
The name ‘coral bells’ suggest that they are appreciated for their blooms. I did not think of that until just now.
Ohh, those Dahlias are luscious – but the daisies captured my heart.
Only a few daisies left. Perhaps if I’d ben better at deadheading…
Daisy and Susan always make for a fine summer arrangement.
Thanks Jason. Yes, they are reliable companions.