In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

Prepared a few days ago two jars of Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’ brighten our home on a rainy Sunday afternoon as remnants of Hurricane Delta pass through North Carolina.

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

The dark blue jar is 6.75 inches tall, the botanic one is just under 6 inches.

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

The dahlias range from 4 to 6.5 inches in diameter, some with hints of yellow.

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

Materials
Flowers
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Foliage
None
Materials
Dark blue matte ceramic jar
Portmerion- Botanic vase made in England

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.

38 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Glow With Pink and Creme

  1. Annette

    Café au lait so gorgeous, she doesn’t need any supporting cast to shine! I’m amazed at the different shades that are so different to my own Café au lait. Goes to show how much climate and probably soil influence the appearence. Hope your husband is feeling better. Have a good week, Susie.

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  2. krispeterson100

    Beautiful! I’ve already ordered ‘Cafe au Lait’ to try next year. I hope Delta caused no damage in your area.

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  3. Cathy

    Portmerion Pottery is so distinctive, Susie, as I recognised it even before the photo that provided a peek of the rim, which confirmed it. Your ‘Cafe Au Lait’ have been really bountiful – are these all from the same plant? I still find it intriguing that they are just not the same colour as the same variety in the UK – still just as pretty though, and no doubt just as tall!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      My sister gave me the Portmerion some years ago and I hadn’t used it recently. I still wonder about the ‘Cafe Au Lait’ authenticity, but I have seen images with a lot of variety. There are 2 (or 3) plants. They’re much happier in the cooler weather of autumn.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Oh me too. I’d like to try more varieties. It’s one of the first dahlias that caught my eye several years ago. These are finally getting close to what I’d imagined.

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  4. tonytomeo

    Did you feature Cafe au Lait already? Yours looks more like what I expect it to look like, and is only slightly more pinkish. Some of them are significantly more pink. The cultivar seems to be quite variable. Some have suggested that there may be more than one cultivar floating about, or that some of what is available was grown from a clone that partly reverted.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, this batch of Cafe au Lait are less pink. There is also a Rose version apparently. The reverted clone theory makes sense. I don’t think I have the original one but it was sold as Cafe au Lait..

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      1. pbmgarden Post author

        Oh, I’m so excited for you. Good for you for getting back into painting. Life here is not conducive to starting anything new right now, but I did apply Waterlogue filters to some of the photos and you’re right, they would make nice subjects.

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