Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.
Dahlias have seemed cheered by a few rains and some slightly cooler days the past couple weeks.
I cut all available flowers to encourage them to keep up the good work. These are arranged into a low flat bowl with a hint of columbine foliage.
Although I have cut the plants back several times the stems are still quite short.
Dahlia sp. (no ID on the magenta)
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Black Matte Dish With Red Interior
Stay safe from impending hurricanes and propaganda this week. 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.
Propaganda indeed!!! Your dahlias are beautiful and you’ve found a way to effectively display them, short stems and all. Is there a frog of some sort in the bowl?
(I’m expecting an onslaught of it this week Chris!) Yes, I used a very large rectangular floral pin to hold up the flowers.
You have a lovely collection of dahlias. The lemony one is especially eye-catching. 😃
That cactus dahlia is finally producing better-formed and larger flowers. I always see it as white, but you’re right! It does have a lemony accent.
Lovely dahlias. I stuck my toe into the dahlia gardening business this year and was a total failure. I’m going to do some more research this fall and winter while they’re stored and see if I can come up with a better plan for next season.
Thanks Judy. I had beginner’s luck last year and those dahlias returned. None of my new ones from this year have done much and many didn’t live at all. They are wonderful to have though.
Your dahlias are beautiful. We can’t grow them here, but I always thought they were a spring flower.
I’ve had a few dahlias through the summer but they come into their own in late summer to fall in my garden.
What a lovely array of blooms, such a delightful combination.
Thank you Noelle. It’s really everything but the kitchen sink–all the dahlias that were blooming!
That bowl really is brilliant for this sort of arrangement – I was going to say I have nothing like it, but I may well surprise myself if I looked round all my various vases! The ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ dahlia is so striking and reminds me of coral. I am sure there will be many stories flying around as your election approaches, especially as the outcome is still uncertain
Glad you like the bowl Cathy. I’ve been having trouble finding other vases in my probably much smaller collection than yours that work with my dahlias. I agree the outcome is uncertain but I hope people decide not to run the country further into the ground. It’s been surreal.
I love that fluffy white dahlia, Susie – it’s a beauty. I planted one white-flowered variety this year (‘Iceberg’) but it’s only just now formed its first bud. I think you commented at one point that your dahlias had disappointed you this year but your crop is looking good to me!
I’m sorry your state is in the center of the action this week. While I usually try to pay attention to both sides of the political divide, I don’t think I can stomach the guff likely to be trotted out this week – my tolerance was used up long ago. Best wishes on weathering the storm(s).
Thanks Kris. Hope your iceberg dahlia does well. Fortunately I don’t think we’ll see anything from the storms. I watched last week’s convention and thought it was well done. Doubt I can tolerate much of the one this week.
They are beautiful flowers and in tremendous condition considering you’ve had rain. The white cactus dahlia is stunning, but my favourite is always D. ‘Gallery Art Deco’.
D. ‘Gallery Art Deco’ is a nice one. It’s been slower to get going this year than last.
Love it, the bowl is a genius receptacle, think the Dahlias were speaking to you?
I’m not sure the dahlias were speaking. There’s not much else going on in my garden that is vase-worthy, so maybe I heard what I wanted to!
Dahlia whisperer you are
Dahlias can be quite tricky to put in a vase when they have such big heads and little stems. Your vase deals with this issue well and the flowers look fab!
Thanks. Hope the dahlias will grow longer stems but I didn’t want to wait. We need more rain again, it’s very hot and dry.
You are Welcome to our rain today we’ve had far too much
Pretty flashy! As much as I like white, some flowers really do well with bright colors.