Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages garden bloggers to share a vase of cuttings gathered from our gardens. I haven’t had time to put together even a quick one this week so I’m sharing one from three weeks ago when the dahlias and zinnias were overflowing. That week I prepared two vases from among the same materials and settled on a calm Ikebana-style vase titled Autumn Mood. This one is the opposite, unrestrained, spilling from an egg basket I wove years ago.
Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’
Dahlia ‘David Howard’
Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’
Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
The dahlias are no longer blooming but a few zinnias are still going. These last pictures are digital painting using Waterlogue.
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.
I always like your Waterlogue paintings. I still need to try it.
Thanks. It’s fun to see the app’s interpretation of the photos.
They don’t look old! They look lovely and how strange how quickly the dahlias have gone for another year.
Well, I took the photos when they were fresh! I thought the dahlias would bloom until frost but finished early.
It’s intriguing to see how completely different vases made from a range of the same contents can be – this is definitely unrestrained, perhaps illustrating the last hurrah of autumn. The watercolour effects are brilliant and I too keep meaning to dabble but have still not found the time yet. Thanks for sharing, Susie
They are very different arrangements. Trees are taking on a winter look after some heavy rains. It’s been an unusually warm autumn. Thanks for hosting Cathy!
Mild autumn here too, and with no frosts forecast for the next fortnight at least
I’m trying to decide which impresses me more today, Susie – your colorful arrangement or the fact that you wove your own basket!
I took a class with a friend who wanted to learn basket weaving. She stopped half-way though but I stuck it out. Made my daughter, sisters and another friend one and never did it again. Loved it for that brief time in my life!
Very pretty: You really have some lovely Zinnias and Dahlias. I miss them!
Thanks Beth. I hope it’s a short winter. Ready for more flowers!
I’m impressed with your basket-weaving skill, Susie. It’s a beauty, as is your lovely autumn arrangement. I never tire of seeing zinnias and dahlias, two of my favorite summer flowers.
So nice of you. Thanks Eliza. I agree–zinnias and dahlias are summer must-haves.
Love the ,colors in the basket, the cornus is just the right touch..the basket looks like it was a task and is beautiful. I have tried grapevine baskets to no avail. I have managed a wreath or two.
Thanks Amelia, we dyed the wicker with commercial dyes, but now I would choose natural materials. The dogwood has lost most leaves by now.
What a basket! I am super impressed…..
Thank you Noelle. The egg basket type was my favorite to make. Gave several as gifts. Not sure I’d know where to begin now.
Dogwood buds are what prevents me fro pruning the dogwoods that need it. It bothers me to prune away some of what I know will bloom so nicely in the spring. (Dogwoods are a rare commodity here.)
Understandable. I thought twice about it!