In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

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

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

I planned to showcase zinnias today but after a heavy day of rain on Friday the dahlias needed trimming back and re-staking. I collected so many dahlias I never made it back around to the zinnias. I passed along some flowers to neighbors and then spent a few peaceful moments arranging.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

Later I spent a few minutes chasing daylight, even resorting to artificial light in the dining room.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

Finally I placed them by a sunny window in the living room where we can enjoy them all day. The sunlight exaggerates the color of the left-most white Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ to nearly lemon-yellow.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

A wedding present not used often enough, the Paul Revere bowl measures 11 inches in diameter by 5-inches tall. The flower arrangement is approximately 21-inches wide by 14-inches high.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

Objectively speaking I think some careful editing would allow breathing room and would enhance the design, but overall I am happy to see this huge bowl of dahlias brightening the house.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

Materials
Flowers
Dahlia sp.
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Foliage
Asiatic lily
Materials
Paul Revere bowl, large

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

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.

30 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In A Silver Bowl

  1. Chris Mousseau

    The flowers are looking so perfect – I love them all crammed in like that – crowded, maybe, but because they are so large you can still see the individual blooms. Do you know the one with the lilac tips/edges? It’s stunning!

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  2. Linda Brazill

    What a stunning display. And how wonderful to have a big Paul Revere bowl. I have a very small one and love it. It does not have a liner but I could use it as a vase if I put a dish inside to hold water. thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Linda, I inserted a stainless bowl into the Paul Revere bowl–just happened to fit perfectly. I’d never thought to use it as a vase before but liked the way it turned out.

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  3. Cathy

    And you have full-on dahlias today, Susie – AND considered editing! There is something pleasingly blowsy about your over-abundant dahlias though, and I wonder if there was a kind of thanksgiving involved with your husband being at home again. I especially like Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ which I find means ‘messenger from the moon’.- Chloris grows this one too

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      We went in opposite directions with our dahlia arrangements today, didn’t we? For a long time I’ve favored abstract, modern, clean designs but growing peonies and now dahlias gives me so many flowers, it would be a shame not to just enjoy them all.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much Annette. The sorbet sounds like my kind of indulgence. I don’t really know how to manage the light but it seems to know to just be. Hope your week is happy.

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  4. Noelle M

    Beauty in abundance for sure. It is worth using your precious vase and revisitng the happy memories of your wedding day.

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      1. Noelle M

        I am sure as you use some of your lovely things, you both share your memories. Each has different ones, and talking about them during quiet moments is a lovely thing to do.

  5. Kris P

    It’s another masterful creation, Susie. The orange flowers do a nice job of pulling out the yellow in the centers of some of the the other dahlias.

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  6. Cathy

    Such beautiful photos Susie. 😃 A very elegant and sophisticated arrangement and the shape is appealing too. We will all be looking for the right light soon as winter approaches… we turn our clocks back this weekend. Yikes!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope you’re going to enjoy growing it. The flowers improve throughout the season. Earlier ones were a bit misshapen but fall ones are amazing.

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