In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

[Note September 24, 2021:  After reviewing my records I have identified the mystery white dahlia as Dahlia Dinnerplate Break Out.]

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

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

The white dahlia in today’s vase was expected to be peach-colored Dahlia Dinnerplate ‘Fairway Spur’. This is the first flower from it to open and there was a slight suggestion of pink on a couple of the petals before it opened. The  only peach tones today are from last week’s Hypericum berries, which continue to look fresh.

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

Dahlia sp. (overwintered, prolific bloomer, no-ID)
Dahlia Dinnerplate ‘Fairway Spur’ (probably mislabeled)
Hypericum (St. John’s wort), purchased
Iris leaf
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

18 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Peach Berries

  1. greenbenchramblings

    Hypericum berries seem to enhance so many different flower colours. We have a dozen varieties planted throughout our garden all different coloured berries and some with coloured foliage too. Super but underestimated little shrubs!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Malc, I just spent a few minutes searching through your blog for hypericum. I am sure I’d seen your hypericum before but I’m seeing it now in a new light. Your garden is quite amazing all around. Love your journal entries with your drawings and paintings and observations. Just a wealth of information and images. You’ve changed your theme since I last explored it (I use the WP Reader most often) and I like it. I need to explore which kind of hypericum would work in my area. Thanks!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Judy. When I started writing up this post I began second-guessing myself and wondered if I should just remove the purple cactus dahlia. I think it would work but didn’t have time to rework it.

  2. Kris P

    It does seem that ordering tubers is a hit-or-miss experience. I’ve grown ‘Fairway spur’ and that most definitely isn’t it. It’s still lovely, though. I’m doing my market run this morning and will make a point of looking for those berries.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I was looking forward to a genuine ‘Fairway spur’ but I agree this one is nice. Hope you find some interesting hypericum berries. They’re a good value.

  3. Cathy

    I love the minimalist nature of this, Susie, and those berries really are stunning – do let me know if you find out what hypericum they are from. You wonder if it would be better without the purple dahlia but I think it might lose impact without it

  4. smallsunnygarden

    A truly beautiful arrangement, and a lovely dahlia — even if it’s not Fairway Spur. 😉 It’s wonderful that the hypericum berries have lasted. I doubt my hackberries will last the week, but then they are fairly fruity!

  5. theshrubqueen

    Love it – the Iris leaf balances the arrangement. Two dahlias are necessary, I think! Those tubers are a disappointment in terms of what you bought – but the flowers are beautiful. Hypericum berries are amazing. Love anything that lasts that long.


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