Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens. Blooming since June, dahlias continue to light up the garden.
The apricot orange is D. ‘David Howard’, the white is D. ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ and D. ‘Gallery Art Deco’ is the sunset red. After weeks of sharing these dahlias it is challenge to find a new way to present them, so I am staying with a tried and true traditional design.
A maroon chrysanthemum from last year’s purchase adds a touch more red richness. Added at the last moment Adonis blue Butterfly Bush contributes a bit of surprise.
An autumn addition to this week’s vase is an aster that overtook an entire garden bed years ago. I continue to try to eradicate it. I thought at least I could put it to good use this Monday, but I find I it hard to fix this bad relationship. I’ll continue to get rid of the aster. The garden does not need the chaos.
Buddleja davidii ‘Adokeep’ (Adonis blue Butterfly Bush)
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ LITTLE HENRY (Virginia sweetspire)
Ceramic Urn Stamped “Vintage 4”
Lomey plastic dish insert, eco-friendly floral foam
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 surprises she and others found to place in a vase this week.