Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.
I gathered as many flowers as I could Friday during a brief foraging opportunity and left them to condition overnight.
Dahlias color the garden this month, and especially striking right now are the dinnerplate varieties. I find these large flowers compelling but I long for more interesting and compatible outline and filler materials to set them off. Russian Sage and Verbena bonariensis are not vase-happy for long but they’re what I had on hand.
Stems of Baptisia foliage are energetic and lively but I overdid their use initially and ended up removing quite a lot.
My late crop of Zinnias needed dead-heading and so were not at their best. I added just a few for a splash of surprise and texture variation, along with one faded D. ‘Gallery Art Deco’.
Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Salvia yangii (Russian Sage) , previously known as Perovskia atriplicifolia
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
Dark blue matte ceramic jar
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.