Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens.
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.
Later I spent a few minutes chasing daylight, even resorting to artificial light in the dining room.
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.
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.
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.
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Paul Revere bowl, large
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.
This arrangement just looks happy, and we can never have too much happiness. 🙂
Thanks Judy! Hope you have a happy week.
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!
Chris, the lilac one is a freebie that I irresponsibly didn’t record. Thought I’d saved the tags but can’t find it now.
You must have a large garden of dahlias. I tend to grow only one or two of everything.
I am longing for a larger dahlia garden. I have 5 varieties, 3-4 of each. Next year I want to try different ones.
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.
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.
Absolutely beautiful! Love getting these on Mondays. Great way to start the week. Thanks, Jane
Jane, nice to hear from you. So glad you enjoy seeing these vases each week.
Such beautifully coloured dahlias.
Thank you Malc. I’m newly converted to the world of dahlias and have found them so rewarding (although sometimes persnickety too).
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
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.
I often think that too, but then get waylaid! Who knows what will be in my vase next week… 😉
Most beautiful, Susie, it looks like a bowl of delicious sorbet varieties. Beautifully photographed too, kissed by the light 🙂
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.
Beauty in abundance for sure. It is worth using your precious vase and revisitng the happy memories of your wedding day.
Thanks Noelle. Yes, might as well use those wedding presents. It’s been 43 years after all–and nice memories.
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.
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.
Thank you dear Kris! The orange kicked it up a notch and added a bit of tension–last-minute addition.
Oh, what a delicious confection! Looks good enough to eat, I love it!
Thanks Eliza. We’ve been enjoying these dahlias all summer and they seem better as we slip toward the imminent end of season.
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!
Thanks Cathy. I need some help replacing light bulbs before it gets any darker! Good neighbors have volunteered.
We turn clocks back November 1. Dread it.
That looks fantastic! I’ve made a note of D. ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’. It’s got a completely different feel to most dahlias.
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.
That’s a whole lotta dahlias! The silver bowl is barely visible.