In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In Textured Vase

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In Textured Vase

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

Rain came at last on Friday, a nice long slow soaking, bringing  temporary relief. The next day I gathered a variety of dahlias and conditioned them in water overnight. I passed along many to a friend, then allotted the rest among multiple vases. For this Monday’s vase I settled on a few purple cactus dahlias with white centers, whose name I do not know. This has been the most prolific bloomer this dahlia season. I paired them with fragrant gardenias which are putting on a great fall show.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In Textured Vase

The green container, a gift several years ago from my sister, is three-sided with purple glazing inside and a heavily scribed surface decoration.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In Textured Vase

Dahlia sp. – No ID
Dahlia ‘Petra’s Wedding’ (Ball)
Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Dutch’ (Dutch Lavender)
Glazed ceramic vase

I had intended to feature Dahlia ‘Gallery Pablo’ today but couldn’t get them arranged and photographed to my satisfaction. The colors are so pretty so I will sneak them in anyway.

Dahlia ‘Gallery Pablo’

Likewise, I was happy to see Clematis ‘Niobe’  flowering again. It has quite a few buds. Out of proportion with its companions in this first attempt, it deserved to be included today but I ran out of time. Eventually I stood it upright behind the dahlias. I love its rich color.

Clematis ‘Niobe’ With Dahlias

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.

20 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Dahlias In Textured Vase

  1. tonytomeo

    ‘Gallery Pablo’ looks like chrysanthemum, particularly with the foliage obscured. Goodness, I still miss dahlias. I think of them as more of a late summer and early autumn flower, since they start later here (which I can not figure out). They seem to be popular about the same time elsewhere also, even though they also seem to start earlier elsewhere. (To me, it makes no sense that they bloom earlier in the Pacific Northwest and even in England than they do here.)

      1. pbmgarden Post author

        Yes, the dahlias do seem to come into their own in late summer and early autumn, that’s true. Last summer I had many that had overwintered, their was plenty of rain and so they appeared much earlier than this year.

      2. tonytomeo

        When ours get dug, it is only to divide them. They go right back into the ground, so essentially overwinter in the garden annually. They start early, but for some unknown reason, take their time to bloom. I see pictures of dahlia flowers in the Portland region while ours are only beginning to bloom.

  2. Cathy

    What an intriguing vase, with the inscribing and the triangular shape, and the colour too of course! I am so pleased your dahlias have been generous for you and that purple shade is so pretty. Love your last little vase with the clematis!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. Clematis are pretty in arrangements but I don’t find them very easy to work with. This one was looking so strong I just had to include it.

  3. swesely

    Thank you for these beautiful bouquets. I love all three vases, for different reasons. The inscribed vase is interesting – and a pretty color. The “Gallery Pablo” Dahlia shows off my favorite flower colors, and I love the asymmetric clematis. My purple “Name Unknown” clematis is reblooming a bit, which is very strange for autumn in Minnesota.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much. Enjoy your reblooming clematis. I have a purple one called C. ‘Jackmanii’ but had to cut it back to the ground after it turned brown this summer.

  4. Kris P

    All three are beautiful, Susie, even recognizing that the second hasn’t been “arranged.” I love the vase in the arrangement with the noID dahlia – it doesn’t compete with your arrangement but it’s very interesting nonetheless. Congratulations on the rain too. I can only dream of a good soak like that – last week we got rain in multiple installments but altogether it totaled one-tenth of an inch and there’s no more on the immediate horizon.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Some townhomes in Raleigh flooded with cars underwater after 7 inches of rain there. It’s been so strange. We just had what I’d call a nice gentle. I hope you’ll have more rain soon.


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