In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

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

Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’ is classified as a decorative. Its flowers are expected to range 6-8 inches. Mine are smaller, about 4 inches across, but as promised this dahlia is a prolific bloomer.  New to the garden this summer its color is variously described as butterscotch, peach, even copper-orange. These petals have some soft peachy tones.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

But as I study it the color shifts.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

Once placed in today’s vase, the flowers appeared more bronze or maybe a bit like butterscotch—either way, a bit too reminiscent of fall for these hot August days.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

I went back and forth as to whether these zinnias with their pure bright hues work as suitable companion flowers for the subtly-colored dahlias. In the end I stayed with them.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

Though I had picked many more flowers in different sizes and colors for today I never got back to experimenting with this arrangement.  I suspect switching the vase color to blue might make it feel more summery and in turn would make me feel less distressed at seeing summer’s end inching closer. The heat, I know, will be with us a long while, but every day I sense the change in light.

In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

Materials
Flowers
Dahlia Decorative ‘Noordwijks Glorie’
Zinnia ‘Cactus Flowered Mix’
Zinnia ‘Cut & Come Again’
Angelonia ‘Serena Purple’
Cosmos ‘Bright Lights’
Foliage
Italian Oregano
Container
Glazed ceramic pottery vase, circa 1980.

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.

26 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’

  1. Horticat

    Gorgeous and I agree, your arrangement has an autumnal quality about it, Susie. Love all those orangey shades. The vessel you have chosen is really interesting also – you must have an extensive collection!

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  2. Noelle

    This is a delightful gathering of choice flowers, and I must compliment you on the form in the wood and the shape of the vase. The carvings must be so tactile.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Noelle. The sculptures were created by our artistic daughter and are carved from cherry wood. One of them has a sliding drawer of zebrawood. They made a good backdrop for the dahlias.

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  3. greentapestry

    That dahlia is such a soft glowing colour Suzie and the zinnias plus the touch of purple go together so well. I think that sadly we will all being experiencing an early autumn this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Anna. I’m so happy with the dahlia. Hope some other colors will appear. I love summer but this has been a tough one so I know many people are eager for autumn.

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  4. Cathy

    Definitely a sort of unctuous appearance to the vase, Susie, like butterscotch or caramel! I see what yu mean about your choice of vase but I love the texture of the one you have used and the complementary carvings, all very tactile as Noelle says

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  5. tonytomeo

    Did you see ‘Rambling In The Garden’? The dahlia there was a bit different from what was expected also. At least they are all pretty anyway. Heck, yours might be cumbersome if they were twice as wide.

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  6. Kris P

    I’d never seen ‘Noordwijks Glorie’ prior to your posts, Susie. It’s a beauty! Some dahlias are real chameleons. I remember the dramatic changes in ‘Punkin Spice’ (which, regrettably, I no longer have). I have an orange-flowered variety in the wings – Fairway Spur’ – which I’m eagerly awaiting. I’ve grown it before but picked up 2 new tubers this year on a late-season sale.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you like the dahlia Kris. I bought it at Longfield Gardens. I have seen it referred also as a dinnerplate, but mine is not even a saucer. Loved your ‘Punkin Spice.’ I planted Fairway Spur also but don’t think it made it. Will look forward to seeing yours.

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  7. theshrubqueen

    I love this one! I am happy to welcome fall. Did you know when everyone started to talk about the light changing, last week or so? The sun set in Alaska for the first time this summer. I love that Dahlia, butterscotch or not.

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  8. Cathy

    You are right Susie, it is looking like summer is nearing an end here too. And it will soon be my favourite time of year! Nonetheless, your vase still seems summery to me and very pretty. The yellow dahlia is especially nice 😉

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